One day, upon entering the university’s dining hall, I found a shocking scene. One of the students fell unconscious to the ground, while many students and campus security guards standing around him. None of us knew exactly what to do, just staring at the victim. It took few minutes for the ambulance to arrive and fortunately that student survived.
These types of accidents occur in our daily lives, but unfortunately, sometimes they can have drastic consequences. For example, if a victim has severe bleeding for just 5 minutes, that will lead to death; on the other hand, if the brain does not receive oxygen for merely 6 minutes, it can result in brain death.
So, it is completely obvious that in many accidents, even the most effective emergency medical services reach out to the victim when it is too late to do anything. The life-saving angels in golden time after an accident, are ordinary people like us who reach the scene quickly. No doubt in such situations, the difference between knowing and not knowing about first aid is the difference between life and death.
The remarkable thing is that learning how to perform first aid techniques do not need any prior knowledge of healthcare, so anyone can do it. We hope you find this information helpful.
But the first thing that comes to mind is that, can you be prosecuted for helping or even not helping a victim? In fact, fear of legal consequences often refrains bystanders from helping others.
In the next section, we will explore legal aspects of emergency care.