Ratgeber: First-aid

Often in a medical emergency, every second counts. If you want to help, you need to act quickly, but in a calm and considered manner. Use this guide to freshen up your knowledge and perform first aid properly.

Helping is the right decision – don’t ever do nothing

One in two people feel unsure about their ability to help in a medical emergency. This was the finding of a study carried out by Helsana and the Swiss Red Cross. Unfortunately, accidents and emergencies are common everyday occurrences. Each year, around 1.2 million people end up in an emergency ward at least once. All the more important then to know your first-aid ABC. And also to be confident enough to step in and help in an emergency. Because anything is better than doing nothing.

The Helsana Ratgeber magazine

The Ratgeber magazine is published twice a year on a specific topic. Each issue centres around background knowledge, tips and inspiration. The articles are straightforward and feature attractive illustrations. All the content is created in collaboration with specialists and experts.

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First-aid set and wound treatment

An accident using a knife, falling off a bike: wounds are among the most common injuries. How to properly treat wounds and when to seek medical assistance – and what should be in your medicine cabinet at home. A well-equipped first aid kit is essential in an emergency. Maybe you’d like to freshen up your own first aid knowledge by doing a course?

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