As First Aiders, we are trained to assist casualties who are sick or injured. The risk of cross infection is very low. However, every first aider needs to take precautions in a first aid situation. The use of gloves, face masks and protective goggles will protect you and the casualty from risk of infection. Bodily fluids can penetrate the body through open wounds, cuts, sores and the mouth and eyes.
Common Infections include, colds, HIV infection, Fever, Meningitis, Chicken pox, Mumps, Measles
Before administration of first aid make sure you wash your hands, Wear gloves, Apron, Goggles, Resuscitation face mask or Bag Valve Mask if available.