World First Aid Day 2020: Theme, History and Importance Of First Aid

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World First Aid Day 2020

In 2020 World First Aid Day is on September 12th (Saturday). This is an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives.

Importance Of First Aid

First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to anyone who suffers from either minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the victim alive before a doctor arrives to apply the more specialized treatment.

The 5 Main Aims Of First Aid Are:

1. preserve life.
2. prevent the escalation of the illness or injury.
3. promote recovery.
4. pain relief.
5. protect the unconscious.

History Of World First Aid Day

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has introduced World First Aid Day in 2000. First Aid help started over 160 years back. At the Battle of Solferino in north Italy. Henry Dunant, a young businessman from Geneva saw a devastating amount of suffering. He enlisted the civilian population and served the wounded mainly women, girls irrespective of their role in the fight. With the necessary materials, he establishment makeshift hospitals and served them. The celebration of the day raises public awareness about the first aid, how it can save lives every day, and during crisis situations. The IFRC encourages people to learn the basic first aid training or at least educate themselves to practice any available, reliable sources.

World First Aid Day 2019: Theme

According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the theme of World First Aid Day 2019 was “First Aid and Excluded People”. Its main aim was to raise awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives every day and in a crisis situation

World First Aid Day 2020: Theme

First aid saves lives
September 12, 2020, is World First Aid Day, an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives.

How to Celebrate World First Aid Day

Celebrating the World First Aid Day is very simple. You should know how to use a first aid kit which is vital during emergencies. First aid training can now be easily learned through the means of the internet. You should utilize this World First Aid Day in a positive way by learning and spreading the importance of first aid. You can post and share in social media using the hashtag #WorldFirstAidDay.

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