The knowledge of first aid is invaluable for both you as the individual and also for your community. It enables you to assist people who become injured in the event of an accident or emergency situation until medical help arrives.
First aid skills can be applied in the home, the workplace or in public locations. Hence, the more First Aid certified people there are in a community, the safer that community becomes. In case an accident happens in the workplace, in your home or in a public space, being a helpless witness to an emergency situation can potentially worsen the situation. This is why it is important for as many people as possible to have at least a basic knowledge of First Aid.
The video titled as “First Aid Statistics” gives a statistical study of First Aid in the U.S. which marks the importance of First Aid training. Some of the major points of this study include the following:
At work, injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals younger than 44 years of age.
On average, 15 workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
For more information, refer the given video.