What does AMEGA stand for in first aid?

AMEGA is a first aid acronym used to help remember the key steps when dealing with an incident or emergency situation.

First aiders and first responders may be the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency. It’s important to quickly analyze the situation, assess for any hazards and summon the appropriate help. Controlling the scene is vital to protect the safety of yourself, bystanders and the injured victims.

Let’s take a closer look at the AMEGA acronym.

What does AMEGA stand for?

AMEGA stands for:

  • Assess
  • Make Safe
  • Emergency Aid
  • Get help
  • Aftercare

Assess

The first step is to assess the situation and look for hazards.

Make Safe

If any hazards have been identified, the first action of first responders should be to minimize the risk from these hazards. In other words, they should make the situation safe.

If the situation is not able to be made safe, it may be necessary to stay back until expert help or specialist resources arrive at the scene.

Emergency Aid

Once the situation has been made safe, first aiders should provide emergency aid to the victim(s).

Get Help

It’s important to summon the appropriate emergency help. This may involve ringing the local emergency number or activating an emergency response protocol.

Aftercare

Aftercare of the victim(s) and other rescuers is a vital step. In addition, first aiders may need to restock equipment or refill supplies.

John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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