But thankfully for the rest of us there are those who will offer assistance in any way they can. But if you don’t know what you are doing – it may be that you are actually causing more harm than good.
It’s pretty difficult to stress just how important simple first aid skills are, and attending the most basic of courses can only increase your chances of being able to administer vital aid if it’s needed.
Until then it’s worth knowing some basic knowledge so that, if the time should come, you are able to lend a helping hand.
Here are five first aid techniques well worth remembering, but remember – always call for an ambulance or medical help before attempting any of these procedures.