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The Signs and Symptoms of Common First Aid Injuries

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First aid is crucial in diverse ways and forms. Surveys revealed that over 150,000 people die yearly due to a lack of first aid knowledge. People, you know, can be saved from death if they are given proper first aid. Thus, a good and comprehensive knowledge of first aid is the armour for these circumstances.  Moreover, the knowledge will help you treat basic injuries so that you can avoid long-term or permanent injuries resulting thereof. 

How do you fix your knowledge of first-aid? Look no further! We at West Coast First Aid Training provide basic to advanced first aid courses because we believe that first aid is an essential skill every human must possess until it’s too late! 

Common Injuries Whose First Aid You Should Not Deny

Not less than 70% of people feel helpless when they encounter a medical emergency. Nonetheless, our first aid training at Perth gives sheer knowledge on dealing with common injuries before you go to see a doctor. Here is a list of some common injuries and their symptoms specifically outlined for you so that you can treat these injuries well the next time you encounter per se. 

Cuts or Scrapes:

  1. Firstly, wash off the affected area with soap and warm water.
  2. Put a little pressure on the wound unless the bleeding stops
  3. Apply bandage on the wound
  4. If it is too severe, call the doctor for further treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of Wound

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pus oozing out
  • Fever 


  1. Firstly, keep the injury under cold running water. You can also apply cold and wet towels as well
  2. Cover the blister with a loose bandage
  3. Call the doctor immediately.

Signs and Symptoms of Burns

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness on the skin
  • Blisters


  1. Firstly, let the person cough, and do not interfere
  2. Ask him if he is choking. Choking will restrain him from talking.
  3. Use abdominal thrust in the face of an emergency:
  4. Stand behind him and wrap your hands around his waist
  5. Keep your fist above the navel and below the breastbone
  6. Hold your first with the other hand to pull your hands towards you.
  7. Keep doing the process unless the object is forced out or the victim becomes unconscious. 

Sprains or Hair Cracks:

  1. Use the RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation method for instant relief
  2. Give rest to the affected area. 
  3. Use an ice pack for 20-minute increments.
  4. Wrap the affected area with a bandage or elastic compression wrap
  5. Keep the wrist elevated at/above the heart level.

Electric Shock

  1. Switch off the electric object
  2. If the victim is breathing, let him sit in the recovery position
  3. If the victim is not breathing, give him CPR and a heart message immediately. 
  4. Call the doctor or ambulance immediately. 


  1. Firstly, clear the victim’s airway and check if he is breathing
  2. If the victim is breathing, turn him into the recovery position
  3. If the victim is not breathing, give him CPR and a heart message immediately.
  4. Call the doctor or ambulance immediately.


  1. Make the person lean forward
  2. Loosen his clothes 
  3. Apply cool and damp clothes to his face and neck

Signs and Symptoms of Fainting

  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Pale and clammy skin

Wrapping Up

Accidents are sudden occurrences. You can not wait for accidents to occur to learn first aid skills. Therefore, we provide various first aid courses in Perth, ranging from first aid refresher courses to senior first aid courses. So, prepare to provide the most effective aid to those in need, and check out our courses today! Contact us for more info because no matter how curious you get to respond to an emergency, you always need training!