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Privacy and confidentiality


In any first aid situation, you must take steps to assist the person to maintain personal privacy.

This means things like, keeping crowds away, putting up a screen if necessary, and covering any exposed body parts with blankets, or sheets, if available.

The Privacy Act impinges upon all first aid interactions. You therefore need to take steps to maintain confidentiality.

This means not talking about the incident to other people, or answering questions from the media, unless you have permission from the person involved in the accident.