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User: explain why emergency first aid should only be carried out by qualified first aiders

User: explain why it is important to only assist in the ways you have been trained to.

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Asked 3/27/2012 4:56:23 AM
Updated 7/9/2012 3:19:18 PM
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Someone not adequately trained in proper first aid procedures can cause more damage with the best of intent if they do not know what they are doing.
Prime example: I responded to a full cardiac arrest (heart not beating) and the person on scene who "knew" CPR was doing compressions at the level of the xiphoid process (lower chest/upper abdomen) and not the sternum. This doesn't help circulation, and while the patient would probably have not survived regardless, this was more or less another nail in the coffin.

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