World First Aid Day: Theme, History and Significance of this Day

One of the global annual events, World First Aid Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of September every year to spread awareness about the role of first aid in saving numerous lives. This year, World First Aid Day is celebrated on 9th September. On this day, various people gather to work together to promote awareness to educate people about the significance of having basic knowledge about first aid during emergencies.

Significance of World First Aid Day 2023

First aid is an emergency measure that includes simple and frequently life-saving measures that most individuals can learn to help someone with minimum equipment. The term ‘first aid’ shows the care for a human that needs medical help, although this is not considered medical treatment and can’t replace the need for medical intervention. The primary aim of first aid is to preserve life, prevent deterioration, and promote recovery.

According to various research, it has been seen that many times lack of first aid help or knowledge has been costly in emergency times. When an injury occurs, bystanders can play a vital role before a professional assistant arrives. Globally, the frequency, willingness, and quality of first aid provision are poor because of a lack of basic knowledge but it can be improved with training.

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