First aid is any form of help given in health emergencies or injuries to save the life of the victim, prevent suffering and reduce pain. There are different forms of first aid. The type of first aid provided differs depending on the emergency and condition of the victim. In cases of emergency, first aid is provided to sustain life as the victim awaits professional medical care. A lot of lives are saved every day through first aid. First aid makes use of locally available materials to provide the necessary assistance.
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a critical first aid procedure for cardiac arrest victims and victims of drowning. Cardiac arrest is a heart condition whereby the victims heart can’t pump blood. The human body relies on blood for oxygen and nutrients which are used for cellular processes. When a victim undergoes cardiac arrest, the body’s oxygen supply is cut short and the victim falls unconscious.