Source; Simple first aid tips everyone should know
It is the immediate care or treatment administered to an ill or injured person before professional medical aid can be obtained.
AIMS OF FIRST AID:
1) Preserve life - This includes the life of the casualty, bystander and rescuer.
2) Protect the casualty from further harm - Ensure the scene is safe.
3) Provide pain relief - This could include the use of ice packs or simply applying a sling to a fracture or a broken collar bone.
4) Prevent the injury or illness from becoming worse - Ensure that the treatment you provide does not make the condition worse.
5) Provide reassurance