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First aid is the provision of initial care for an injury or illness.

The three key aims of first aid are to

  1. preserve life
  2. prevent the condition from worsening and
  3. promote recovery

All skills performed in an emergency should be within the scope of one’s training. Maintain skills and knowledge proficiency by reading current literature and participating in supervised practice sessions. Talk to your instructor for options.

Reading this material without instruction and practice will not make someone competent to use first aid with regard to hazardous marine life injuries.