More Top Stories

Rugby Union

Bigger and busier 2023: PM

31 December 2022

Rugby league

Moana target 2025 World Cup

11 November 2022

First aid saves lives

Wednesday 13 September 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National


First aid saves lives
Cook Islands Red Cross Society celebrate World First Aid Day with a free sausage sizzle in front of the BCI Bank. From Left: Rose Winters, Rose Bennes and Edwin Nga. MELINA ETCHES/23091228

World First Aid Day is an annual observance held on the second Saturday of September each year serving as a global platform to raise awareness about the importance of first aid knowledge and skills in saving lives.

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society recognised World First Aid Day by hosting a free sausage sizzle in front of the Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) yesterday.

Rose Winters, the Red Cross First Aid Coordinator & Communications Officer noted that their activities and public awareness sessions about first aid highlighted the significance of being prepared to respond effectively in emergency situations, as timely intervention can significantly improve the chances of survival and reduce the severity of injuries.

First aid refers to the immediate care and assistance provided to an injured or sick person before professional medical help arrives.

It involves a range of simple techniques and procedures that can be performed by anyone, to stabilise a person's condition and minimise the potential risks associated with the injury or illness.

World First Aid Day aims to promote the widespread availability and accessibility of first aid training and resources.

This awareness day serves as a reminder that each one of us can play a crucial role in saving lives by acquiring first aid skills and knowledge.


Leave a Reply