SECTION 6

KEY FIRST AID PRINCIPLES

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN TREATMENT for travel-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes it is impossible to avoid an untoward event, no matter how careful you are. In such cases, the next-best approach is preparation and ensuring that you have sufficient training and knowledge, given the places you plan to visit.

The following are some first aid skills, strategies and principles that travelers should know.

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