“50 percent of deaths occur in the first 30 minutes”


gave | Wednesday, May 05, 2021 – 15:11 | Last Updated: 05 05 2021 – 15:11

Altınbaş University Lect. See. Stating that 50 percent of deaths in traffic accidents in Turkey occur within the first 30 minutes, Özlem Demir said, “The time of first aid providers is very limited; “That is why it is of great importance to be quick and to intervene consciously”.

Evaluating first aid practices in traffic accidents in Turkey due to Traffic and First Aid Week, Altınbaş University Health Services Vocational School Öğr. See. Özlem Demir said, “According to the data, 10 percent of deaths occur in the first 5 minutes after the accident, and 50 percent occur within the first 30 minutes. For this reason, first aid for injuries after a traffic accident is of vital importance. “First aid ensures survival of the first survivors in most cases,” he said. Emphasizing that it is of great importance for the drivers driving in traffic to have basic first aid knowledge, Demir said, “The time of first aid providers is very limited; so they should be quick and consciously intervene, ”he said.

Lecturer See. Özlem Demir, on which order the first aid should follow, said, “First aid should be started with the correct evaluation of the scene, taking precautions and ensuring security. In this way, it is possible to focus on the situation of the victim by eliminating other risks. Later, information about the accident should be passed on to 112 ”.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AND THE SITUATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO 112

Reminding that the emergency call center 112 should be called in order to be able to perform the first aid applications in case of any situation requiring first aid, Özlem Demir said, “The caller must first introduce himself and specify the number he is calling, then give the exact location or address information. Providing information about known places near the scene will facilitate the transportation of healthcare teams. Afterwards, the incident should be identified, information should be given about the number and status of the victims, and if first aid was applied, what was done. “The phone should not be turned off before” OK “is said by the officer on the other side,” he said. Demir underlined that correct information is the most important step in first aid applications.

A FIRST AID CERTIFICATE CAN BE TAKEN WITH 16 HOURS OF TRAINING

Emphasizing the importance of getting training for correct and conscious first aid, Özlem Demir said, “It is possible to get a certificate by participating in first aid training in every health center authorized by the Ministry of Health. Candidates who receive 16 hours of training are entitled to a certificate if they are successful in the exam ”.

Lecturer See. Özlem Demir listed the trainings received in these centers as follows:

“Basic first aid practices are patient / injured evaluations, basic life support, interventions in bleeding and injuries, interventions for the patient / injured in shock and coma, and emergency transportation techniques.”


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