First Aid to our Holiday Suitcase!

Simple First Aid Tips for safe holidays!

The ability to recognize a serious or urgent medical incident and knowing how to provide First Aid can undoubtedly save a life in danger. The following first aid tips can help you respond promptly and adequately in an emergency

What are the conditions for providing First Aid?

  • Composure
  • Knowledge
  • Pharmaceutical material

First Aid in case of heat stroke

  • Transfer to a cool place • Massage – stretching muscles • Drinking electrolytes • Removal of clothes • Cool compresses • Reduction of body temperature with water & fan • Wrapping in cold wet sheets & intense fan ventilation • Raising legs

Drowning at sea

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in an accident in Greece. What can you do if you are faced with such a situation?

  1. If the victim is unconscious but is breathing put him in a recovery position, as you see in the photo below, and call for help …
  1. If the victim does not respond and does not breathe, go on to basic life support until the ambulance arrives. The steps in the basic life support process are described in the photos below.

ΑUnconscious breathless victim Call for help Give 30 chest compressions Give 2 rescue blows Continue KAA 30: 2 | You have AEA: Open & follow instructions

First Aid After Animal & Insect Bites

Generalized allergic reaction – How to recognize the symptoms

Hives • Swelling of the lips • Voice or wheezing • Dyspnea • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea • Tachycardia or bradycardia • Hypotension • Syncope • Circulatory shock (shock)


  1. Clean the area with soap and water
  2. Removing host
  3. Cold pads around.


  1. Remove any tentacles stuck in your body (not bare hands)
  2. Put ice or cold compresses in the affected area.
  3. Use cortisone-containing cream.
  4. Consult your doctor for an antihistamine pill.
  5. Finally, if the symptoms are severe and do not retreat after the application of local measures, it is recommended to move to an organized health center.

Trauma / Bleeding

Treatment of Bleeding: Immediate Pressure at Bleeding Point • Pressure gauze bandage and elastic bandage • Ischemic stroke in urgent need

Trauma Cleaning: Rinse with: • Oxyzene • Saline • Water

Use of antibiotic before covering




NOTE: the tips mentioned in the article above can’t be used as a substitute for BLS – Basic Life Support training. If you are interested in First Aid training, contact GEP Health team at 21 0940 5866 | [email protected]

In any case, we must not forget that these tips refer to first aid. At the same time, 166 should have been called or if no ambulance is available to arrange for the patient to be transported to the nearest hospital or health center in the area.


Happy Holidays with Health and Safety!

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