Lets just recap the principles of First Aid:
To preserve life
To protect the casualty from further harm
To promote recovery
Remember here that it also goes past the ‘find it, fix it’ to after care. Keep looking out for delayed symptoms and general health following the incident.
Good river guides come across this on a daily basis.
It’s about client care first and foremost.
This short tale from raft guide trainer Mark Hirst highlights the issues.