Online First Aid Course

First Aid is defined as the medical attention that is given to an ill or injured person before medical experts arrive on the scene. This course follows Nationally Accepted guidelines and is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 6: Nervous System Emergencies


The relationship between the brain and its central nervous system is very interrelated with the functioning of each and every other part of the body. The nervous system controls: the five senses (sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch), the ability to think and reason, voluntary and involuntary functions, and regulates blood flow and blood pressure.

For this reason, head and spinal injuries may have a very significant effect on another part of the body. Prompt and timely First Aid given to nervous system emergencies is very crucial.


There are many different causes, mild or severe, that can lead to a nervous system emergency. Some of these conditions and injuries include:

Degenerative diseases, such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mental health problems, such as: depression, anxiety disorders
Organ failure, such as: heart failure
Problems with blood supply
Trauma to the head or spinal cord