Red Cross: First aid can save lives

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The Nationl, Monday 10th September, 2012

PEOPLE should know first aid as it can save lives, the Red Cross Society of Papua New Guinea says.
People should learn it as it generally is a vital step for providing effective and rapid intervention that helps reduce serious injuries and improve chances of survival.
Red Cross communications and resource mobilisation manager Miriam Kamaso said accidents could happen anytime and anywhere, such as in the home or work place, and the first thing needed at the scene immediately was first aid.
Speaking at the World First Aid Day last Saturday in Boroko, NCD, Kamaso said first aid was something everyone should know.
Red Cross secretary general Esmie Sinapa said first aid knowledge was critical when accidents such as cuts, burns, suffocation and snake bites occurred.
“Lack of first aid knowledge can increase the risks of further injuries and even deaths,” she said. 
The event was observed in Gerehu, Hohola and Boroko.
Red Cross officers set up tents and supplied information and did demonstrations on how to apply first aid during emergencies.