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Videos from About.com First Aid

About.com First Aid offers these videos covering topics related to disaster planning and first aid at home and on the go. Some videos may not play on Safari browsers.

First Aid Videos
With the help of real paramedics, doctors and firefighters, About.com demonstrates first aid and safety skills you really need. Animations help illustrate how the body works when things go wrong. Use these videos to learn about first aid.

Hands Only CPR Video
Performing CPR in an emergency situation can make a life-saving difference. Follow these steps to help someone before the ambulance arrives by doing hands-only CPR.

How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver
Choking can happen to anyone, and knowing how to react in these situations can help save someone's life. Learn how to do the Heimlich maneuver so you are informed and prepared.

Burn Treatment Video
Burns can be very painful, but if you follow these simple burn treatment rules, they will heal faster and leave fewer scars.

How to Dress a Wound Video
If you get a minor cut or a wound, you can most often treat it right at home. See how to care for a wound, and learn when you should seek medical attention.

Stop a Nosebleed Video
Knowing what to do when a nosebleed springs on you is crucial to treating it correctly. Learn how to stop a nosebleed, and see under what circumstances you should go to a doctor.

Tour of an Ambulance Video
Ever wonder what the inside of an ambulance looks like? Take a tour and see the equipment and medicine required to run a mini emergency room on wheels.

Video - How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher is an important safety item for any home or office - but knowing how to use it is even more crucial than owning one. Find out how to use a fire extinguisher properly.

Video - How to Choose Pain Medication
Not every pain killer is created equal. Find out the differences between common over-the-counter medications and discover what's really in your medicine cabinet.

Video - Create a Family Disaster Plan
Everyone hopes a real emergency will never happen. Get tips on developing a disaster plan for your family and find out how you can be prepared..

Types of Burns Video
Learn about the three different types of burns, their risks, and their effects on the skin.

Stages of Frostbite Video
Frostbite occurs when freezing temperatures damage body tissue. Learn about the different stages of frostbite and how to check for frostbite on yourself or someone else.

Pneumothorax - Collapsed Lung
A pneumothorax (collapsed lung) is caused by air entering the space between the layers of tissue in the lungs. Learn more about the different types of pneumothorax.

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