Everyday First Aid: Distress

By | July 30, 2014


helpingHelping someone who is distressed

  • Calm yourself
  • Establish trust
  • Show them that you are listening
  • Ask them what they need.

This video is part of the Everyday First Aid online resource — 14 free videos making it easy for you to learn basic first aid skills.


This is a good video, but it’s worth mentioning just a couple of things:

It would be much more comforting to crouch down to the lady in the wheelchair.  This is because standing can be a little intimidating. Holding and stroking hands would also help to calm the distressed lady.

The fallen bike is a trip hazard as it is getting in the way. It could also be damaged and anyone riding off on it could find themselves having another accident.