Every moment is crucial when it comes to saving a life of an injured person. One smart thinking or move on your behalf can give a life to a person. Yes, there are hospitals, who can give the required treatment, but while waiting for the ambulance to arrive you too can help in your little way.
Immediately Call for Help
Imagine you come across a road accident and the person is in dire need to medical assistance. You simply cannot leave them on the road. First thing, you need to be calm. You do not want to scare the injured person.
Call the cops and the ambulance. Explain the situation to them and share your location details. Now that help is on the way, you need to examine the injured person. In no way, try to move the patient. You do not know if there are any fractures or dislocations.
If the person is conscious, keep talking to them. Ensure that you do not fall unconscious. Give them some water and be with them at all times.
Basic First Aid Tips
If the person is unconscious and not breathing, then you need to perform a CPR on them. If you have no clue how to administer a CPR, you can always call emergency services to help you out. If you are stranded in and around Costa Rica with a patient, you can call for an air ambulance in Costa Rica to come over and help you out.
Some of the first aid tips that need to be administered to an injured include:
If the injured is lying down, but is conscious, do not move them from that position
If the injured is lying down, but is unconscious, roll them onto their back
Ensure that you keep the injured warm. Cover them up with a jacket or blanket
If the injured has a cut or is bleeding, bandage the wound with a cloth to stop the bleeding
Do not provide any food or water to the injured if he is critically injured
Ensure that the injured has an open airway for them to breathe easily
If the injured has some obstruction in their mouth, roll them over onto the side with an arm under their head
Keep a First Aid Kit Handy
It is always a wise decision to keep a first aid kit handy at all times. You never know when you might require it. Your first aid kit should consist of:
Antiseptic spray or lotions
Ensure that you keep in touch with the air ambulance services and explain your current situation to them. If it is dark, then you can use your flashlight to guide the ambulance to your location. If you are stuck in a forest, then collect some sticks nearby and light a fire. This will help to keep the injured warm and wild animals at bay.
You have done all you can to help the injured feel comfortable. Now, just wait for the air ambulance team to arrive and offer the necessary treatment.