European University of Lefke (EUL) Vocational School of Health Services First and Emergency Aid Department Lecturer Asst. Prof. Dr. Semra Aslay drew attention to the issue of “First Aid in Civil Defense” and gave detailed information.
Asalay: The first condition to ensure life safety is to provide emergency health care in a timely and appropriate manner
“Civil defense is the measures and activities implemented to secure the life and property safety of the people in situations that may result in destructive effects such as war, natural disaster, disease, accident that affect the masses. Aslay stated that the first condition of ensuring the safety of life is the timely and appropriate provision of emergency health services. She stated that the civil defense organization is always ready to solve the emergency health problems of the civilian population, which require shelter, nutrition and first aid, especially in war and natural disasters.
Aslay said, “First aid is the first response that should be provided in case of an acute illness or accident” and stated that first aid practices are at the basis of civil defense. Aslay said, “In cases that affect the majority of the population, emergency healthcare applications cannot be provided only by health personnel and support is required. This support is provided by civil defense organizations. It is possible to provide all these organizations with the “Civil Defense Organization”, she said.
Aslay noted that the first step in civil defense, which assumes the duty of ensuring the safety of life and property in war and peace, is the first aid application in possible disasters or war situations, and that the number of injured or patients requiring first aid is high and the public should be educated about this issue.
First aid practices are updated with AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines that are renewed every 5 years.
“First aid practices are updated with AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines that are renewed every 5 years. The last guide was published in late 2020. The purpose of these guides fully coincides with the purpose of civil defense ”said Aslay and stated that they include keeping the patient or victim alive, preventing the situation from worsening, and making necessary interventions until they reach the emergency medical personnel in case of a possible health problem.
Emergency healthcare is only possible with the knowledge of basic first aid that can be applied.
In the continuation of Aslay’s statement, “Considered individually, the purpose of any correct first aid intervention is to improve the health status of the victim. In cases where it is widespread socially, the aim has now turned into a struggle for survival. “The Civil Defense Organization is now responsible for large organizations, uninterrupted aid of educated people, the transport of all living things in the place where the incident took place, to the places where they will be safe, to provide basic needs and to apply uninterrupted first aid.”
Aslay “The Civil Defense Committee, which was established in 1964 in the TRNC, is now affiliated to the Prime Ministry as“ The Organization ”, with its educated and ready members, who follow the developments throughout the world in institutional terms. In Turkey, the first civil defense services, enacted in 1928 “Defense Against the air and the rest of the facade Field Manual Storage Upgrade” is regulated, “she said.
Finally, Aslay said, “The struggle to survive in the chaos environment turns into giving priority to health care and this situation is now massive. Therefore, the situation that should not be forgotten is that Civil Defense is not an organization consisting only of its own members, but the whole of the society. The most important place where the society should support this is possible with the basic first aid knowledge that can provide emergency health service ”.