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First Aid During Disaster

  • Date Submitted: 07/11/2013 03:30 AM
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First Aid during Disaster Management
Introduction  
First Aid during Disaster Management means, the immediate help extended to the affected victims of any disaster. The disaster can be natural or made. The proportion of the disaster can be of small scale or may be of catastrophic proportion. The importance of first aid during an emergency can save many lives as often the rescue operation initiated by the government bodies and private agencies takes time, especially if the disaster happens in a geographically remote place. Sometimes the severity of the disaster makes it inaccessible for the relief operations to take momentum. In such a scenario, the basic knowledge of first aid during any disaster would not only reduce the amount of suffering, but would also lead to reduction in the number of fatalities.
Myths surrounding First Aids
There are lots of myths surrounding first aids. Many of those myths needs to broken if the recovery process soon after a disaster is to be revoked. Quite often these myths surround the fact that first aid can only be delivered by a medico or a paramedic professional. To any extent, the same can be true, however, with the increasing number of man made or natural catastrophes in the horizon, it is pertinent to break this myth by making the common citizen know the nitty-gritty of first aid during a disaster management scenario.
Classification of First Aids during Disasters-
Let us understand the first aid required during various disaster management scenario-
Type of Disaster | Man-made of Natural | Possible First Aid Services |
Fire | Man-made, owing to human negligence | (1)Assist people to evacuate the affected premises through the safest route.(2)Ensure that electrical fittings are untouched.(3)Shut down all electrical connections, by putting off the electrical mains.(4)Avoiding the sprinkling of water on fire effected person or objects.(5)Appropriate usage of fire extinguishers.(6)Protecting children from the impact of the...

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