First Aid Acronyms – CARE

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Nearly two thirds of people (59%) within the UK wouldn’t feel confident enough to even try and save a life, and a further quarter of these people (24%) would do nothing and wait for an ambulance to arrive or even hope than a passer-by would know the correct first aid required”. (First aid zone)

At TL Training, we are confident that we can change this. We no longer want people to feel afraid of performing first aid. We want to provide members of the public with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent a condition from worsening, or to even save a life. There are certain things that we can do and certain things we can remember to help us feel prepared in the event of an emergency. There are a number of sayings and abbreviations in the world of first aid.

What is CARE?

CARE is an acronym that has been created to help with the management of blood loss.

CHECK

Check and clean the wound. You need to make sure that there are no objects left in the wound, as this will lead to further bleeding. Use water to clean the wound and make sure that there is no dirt of other debris in the wounded area.

APPLY

Apply pressure to the wound to also stop the bleeding.

RAISE

Raise the wound above the level of the heart. This will reduce blood flow to the wound, allowing a blood clot to form.

ENSURE

Ensure the bandage is effective. The bandage should not be too tight or too loose.

The CARE treatment method will work for both small and large injuries and bleeds.

Get In Touch

Interested in undertaking one of our First Aid Courses in Wirral? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at sales@tltraining.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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