Why first aid in the first five minutes of a cardiac arrest is crucial

Phillipa Wilson, Premium Health Managing Director / Founder

The main reason employers provide their employees with first aid courses is so they can give life-saving care to someone in a workplace emergency, whilst an ambulance is on its way. For some non life-threatening emergencies, the knowledge and skills in undertaking a first aid certificated course may come in handy to keep a patient calm, help to move them into a certain position or apply pressure to a wound with first aid supplies.