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.
Surf Life Saving highly recommends that everyone be trained in first aid and CPR by participating in a registered training program. Get involved!
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.