Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. It may be prevented but sometimes inevitable. There may be times when you think everything is just doing fine and safe, but it turns out no one’s ready for an accident. Of course accidents happen differently and we never know up to what extent it can be dangerous. That is why it is good to have a little knowledge and skill as to first aid measures. This is actually basic in everyone because with proper first aid techniques and even knowledge, you can save a life or at least prevent complications.
Accidents maybe bloody or not. It may be caused by inflicting injuries or those which can affect internal harm without evident external blood. To the time of an ordinary person, it may be shocking to see blood but with presence of mind, it is easier to stabilize and treat it than those which are not bloody where you are blinded what is happening within the body. So in times there would be bloody accidents especially for those small cuts only which can be managed by first aid, you need presence of mind and remember that you are the only one who can treat the victim.
In whatever instance, a first aid box should always be at hand. That is why all establishments should have at least one with them. This is because people within or nearby the area would most probably come to you and ask if you have first aid kit in order to treat a victim minimally injured. As an establishment with the same, you have to make sure that all the products, medicines and instruments in the first aid kit are not expired and are functional. When you think that it needs more medical attention and the first aid lacks sufficient contents for the treatment, you better bring the victim to the nearest hospital.
Besides, first aid, from the term itself, is for initial care only. Whatever happens, you have to still bring it to the hospital which has specialists who can treat it properly. First aid box are only for initial purpose. It can save a life initially, if the things in the first aid kit are complete and all functioning. But if the first aid kit only contains one medicine, a scissor and a bandage, there is insufficiency, then there is a problem with that. In Singapore, first aid box is an important thing in one’s establishment. That is why as much as possible, all business establishments and even more with private homes, to have one with them.
There are specific companies which manufacture, produce and sell medical products including all kinds of medical supplies from bandages to surgical instruments. From the simplest surgical face mask to most complicated paraphernalia that only medical people know how to use. We have to remember that medical stuff are not just meant to be in hospitals and medical clinics. The basic things in order to cure a simple cut or to prevent complications must be in our own homes as well. These first aid kits are as important as fire extinguishers that can prevent further damage.