A rescuer is a person who provides first aid with the aim of rescuing a life-threatening injured person. He should know the rules and methods of first aid and be ready to apply that knowledge quickly in the most unexpected situations, because in most cases the injured die in the period between the injury (ie accident) and the arrival of the ambulance. The rescuer takes care of those whose lives, individual organs or parts of the body are directly endangered due to illness or injury, or those whose lives would be wasted in a short time.
When providing first aid, the rescuer should not panic:
> recognize the degree of wear of the injured / sick;
> protect yourself and assess the danger to the injured / sick person, as well as others present;
> calmly controls his reactions and the whole situation;
> explains to the victim what he is doing;
> carefully and decisively checks the condition of the victim (whether everything is flat, whether his airways are passable and whether he is breathing);
> uses protective equipment (gloves, work clothes, masks, goggles, capes, etc.);
> encourages injured / sick people (especially children) and does not leave them until the arrival of the Emergency Medical Service;
> Provide safe and fast transport to the nearest health facility as soon as possible (unless specially trained emergency medical personnel arrive), where medical care will be provided to the casualty.
The rescuer should not take action if there is a real danger of wasting his own life. Whenever possible, it is important to avoid direct contact with the blood of an injured or suddenly ill person due to the risk of infection.