In a survival situation, among the many crucial problems, there is also health and first aid that must be made a priority. In order to return to safety, an individual must be able to look after their personal well being.
The issues that occur in this regard can include physical injuries, affects of extreme climates, and illnesses that one can contract in the wilderness.
Failure to treat injuries and even the most common illnesses can prove to be fatal, and even more so with the lack of proper medical training and supplies. This is why emergency first aid is an important survival skill. When you find yourself in a survival situation, the first thing you need to do is find or salvage a first aid kit from the wreckage.
Here are a few basic steps of emergency first aid you should observe in the wilderness.
- First of all, remain calm in order to stay efficient.
- Keep yourself or any other survivors warm.
- Stop any bleeding and check for other cuts,
injuries to the head, spine or neck and fractures.
- If you haven’t already found a suitable shelter and if you’re not the one injured, create a shelter in which the injured person can stay warm.