As healthcare professionals we would have advised cold running water for a minimum of 10 minutes and dressing with clingfim. However, the crew decided to provide Mr McNab with gel pads and creams to administer. Not only this, they decided to reject his request for an ambulance once he landed on the basis that it would be embarrasing for him.
This breaks every single responsiblity of the workplace first aider, which is to preserve life, alleviate suffering and prevent the condition from worsening. Once examined by medical professionals he was advised to go to hospital immediately to be treated.
This is the difference in having your staff trained by experienced medics with professional qualifications.
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