First Aid First Aid can be called as the initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non experts but trained persons until definitive treatment can be accessed. This care should not be under estimated because (otherwise) seemingly looking small steps and prompt action are very important to save life of a human being. The instances can be traced back to 11th century when knights provided it to the pilgrims and warriors. That was as early as 11th century. The Red Cross Society came into existence in 1863 after a meeting at Geneva. A very reputed international organization, Snt.John Ambulance came into existence in 1873. American Red Cross started after American civil war. Snt.John International has functioning branches all over the world. The primary aim of such instant help offered to a victim by the first aider is, To preserve life To prevent further harm To promote recovery The moral significance of obtaining such training lies in the fact that human life is priceless and at the time when the victim is in agony and in helpless state when such prompt help is offered it is indeed a very kind and humanitarian act. The First Aider has to be fast, cool, efficient, and innovative and should be very sympathetic to the sufferer. Legal significance According to the Indian Factory Act, any factory having more than 150 employees must have a first aid box and some staff trained so as to how to use it. Any industry having more than 500 employees must have an ambulance. In addition, the paramedical employees must have undergone the first aid training possessing a certificate from authentic agency like Indian Red Cross Society or Snt.John Ambulance. This course has to be repeated after 3 years. This is necessary to ensure that they still retain what they were taught and also they remain updated. At least 10% of the total employees of an industry should undergo this training as per the Indian factory act. The individuals having such a certificate are very likely to receive a priority at the time of interview for a job or consideration of promotion, especially in foreign countries. The faculty residing at vadodara, Gujarat state, India is a well respected, experienced and a preferred expert in the field of First Aid Training. He has deleivered more than 130 major trainings of 7 hours or more training (each) during a short span of 2⅟2 years, in Gujarat state and outside Gujarat. Being a recognized faculty of I.R.C.S and Snt.John Ambulance international, the industries, corporate, group, institutions, schools, colleges, homeopathic colleges are given instantly a provisional certificate and an original authentic certificate from Delhi head quarters within six months. This certificate will be duly signed by the concerned authority. The faculty is giving personal trainings too. This could be very useful to show this as a safety and awareness programmeand also as a health educational programme. The faculty is also conducting very effective and result oriented workshops on the subjects of physical and mental health, anti-addition & stress management in/around vadodara and Gujarat. The method and details on training sessions The usual timings are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First session of about 2⅟2 hours followed by lunch and second session of about 2 hours and third session of about 1 hour. There would be a tea break and also sessions of question-answer and written evaluation. Care is taken to interact constantly with the trainees and a significant portion of the training period includes on the spot and under supervision practical using tools like bandages, manikin, splints, pupil examination, blood pressure examination, C.P.R exercises, recovery position, fracture and sprain exercises, stretcher exercises, management of bleeding, burns etc.etc. At the end, to briefly summarize a very humanitarian but important training under various headings…by a very experienced faculty. Objectives of First Aid Training To educate and teach candidate about the importance and significance of first aid in order to save life To disseminate basic information and steps to be taken at times of injury or accident To train people to early assess the victim’s condition To conduct simulation of possible scenario in working environment To create a platform for interactive learning Modality of training LCD projector Computer Power point presentation Videos White board & pen Manikin Use of triangular bandages, round bandages, cotton, bed-sheets, wooden sticks, even live human subject (!) say for recovery position, news papers, measuring tapes etc. Training Methods Theory Discussion Question-answer session Practicals Simulation At the end, evaluation of understanding of trainees by a writing test. Syllabus – Theory & Practical Overview of anatomy, physiology of a human being. Possible accidents and emergencies. Examination of vital signs like blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature etc.etc.Primary examination of victim.Diabetic complications. Practicals on C.P.R and recovery position. Foreign bodies Heart attack, choking, gas poisoning, drowning, head injury, fractures, road accident,fainting,burns, heat stroke, dog-bites, snakebites, epilepsy etc. Certificate Issue of a provisional certificate in a day if urgently required or a regular one within six months (in case of IRCS or St.John) or instantly if training given at personal level. The certificate could be obtained either from Indian Red Cross society or from St.John Ambulance international depending on the choice of a corporate or industry.