Rendering first aid should never be undertaken lightly. Remember:
- First - do no harm
- If in doubt - don’t
- Always seek professional assistance
- Always seek permission to assist unless the casualty is unconscious
- Be aware of your limitations
Expert medical assistance should always be sought wherever possible, and as soon as possible, in any situation requiring first aid.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
CPR is a valuable skill that may not only be used at the beach, but also in the home, work and community. The chart below outlines the simple steps involved in CPR.