First Aid Boxes

First Aid Box

Training Manikins



First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery. First Aid is important. First Aid knowledge is invaluable for both you as the individual and for your community. It enables you to assist persons who become injured in the event of an accident or emergency situation until help arrives.

In its most basic form, First Aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. We all should know the importance of First-Aid. There are many situations which may require first-aid and Almost everyone will need to use a first aid kit at some time. Make time to prepare home and travel kits for your family’s safety. First aid kits may be basic or comprehensive. Indian Statistics indicate that 70%-80% of cardiac arrest cases occur either in the home or at public places. In such cases, the person nearest at hand to the victim is often a bystander with no medical expertise such as a relative, an office colleague, or a passer-by. If those present at the scene are able to provide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to the victim promptly, the latter’s chances of survival are significantly increased. CPR, (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) together with the use of AED (automated external defibrillator), is extremely important in reducing the number of sudden cardiac deaths. If those present at the scene are able to provide CPR to the victim promptly, the latter’s chances of survival are significantly increased. This is because time is the essence when treating a cardiac arrest victim. Once the heart stops beating and blood flow stops, a person will lose consciousness within 15 seconds.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia of ventricular fibrillation and pulse less ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm. If both are administered within the first few critical minutes just after sudden cardiac arrest, it will skew the Chain of Survival equation towards higher chances of survival. An automated external defibrillator is used in cases of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia which lead to cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing, for example, agonal respiration. CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart; Its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. CPR/AED training is an important resource in an emergency. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

“When someone is non-responsive and not breathing or having abnormal breathing, that’s when CPR should be started.”
Today in India, only 10% – 20% people would have knowledge about CPR and AED. These 10% – 20% people might have taken proper CPR and AED training from organizations with a will to save others lives and educate people nearby them on the same. Today work places having First Aid boxes which don’t fit the size of 50-100 people in need. Trauma Kits are need to be included in all small and high profile companies, which should be done at earliest in case of any emergency. The content could serve greater number in case of any emergency.