Basic First Aid and CPR
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First Aid Skills That Can Really Save a Life
There are those mommy first aid skills where a Band-Aid and a kiss are all that's needed to make everything better. We can fix a cut finger or ice a twisted ankle or staunch a bloody nose, the skills we learn almost by osmosis from watching Mom or Grandma. Then there's stepping up during an emergency, the difference between life or death. ...
First Aid Tips You'll Actually Use
First aid tips -- especially when shared by paramedics -- focus on emergency situations and procedures. It's all about how to react when blood is spurting, parts are missing or breathing has stopped. That's all good information, but the best first aid tips are the skills we do for mundane injuries. You know, the stuff most likely to happen at...
Help a Choking Infant
There's no substitute for proper training when it comes to saving an infant from choking. However, emergencies don't wait for training. Follow these steps for a choking infant under 1 year old.
How to Do CPR on a Child
There is no substitute for proper CPR training. However, emergencies wait for no one. Use these steps to provide CPR to children 1 to 8 years old.
Do Infant CPR
There is no substitute for proper training. However, emergencies wait for no one. Use these steps to provide CPR to babies under 1 year old.
8 Ways to Provide First Aid Without a First Aid Kit
Some people are prepared for any eventuality. Others, like me, are more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of folks. Reading the average first aid book will leave you thinking the only way to provide first aid is with fancy tools. In reality, there is no better first aid tool than your own noggin. Most basic first aid either doesn't require...
You! Call 911!
How much information does a bystander need to call 911 for you? Probably more than, "Hey you! Call 911!"
Teaching CPR to Kids
A study by physicians in the UK suggests that while kids are capable of learning proper CPR steps in very early years, they don't have the strength to properly compress the chest until they reach their teens.
What is First Aid?
The answer to this question is not as easy as it seems. "First aid" is a catch-all phrase that refers to two distinctly different medical needs.
Do You Prefer One Shock or Three?
First, there was CPR. Then, there was AED and shocking became all the rage. Now, CPR may be retaking its rightful place in the hierarchy of resuscitation. Three shocks or one, which do you prefer?
There is no evidence that a rescuer, lay or professional, can contract HIV from a victim of cardiac arrest while performing CPR. A police chief barred a lay rescuer from helping a victim of cardiac arrest because he assumed the victim had HIV. Now the police chief is being sued for wrongful death.
First Aid Basics Quiz
Basic first aid starts with protecting the rescuer by following universal precautions and wearing personal protective equipment. The primary assessment covers the ABC's of first aid. This is the time when the rescuer decides if the victim has a life-threatening injury or illness. Take a true-false quiz to test your knowledge on first aid basics.
Do the Heimlich Maneuver
Choking requires a quick response to remove the airway obstruction before it leads to unconsciousness. These steps are for conscious adults and children aged 1 to 8.
Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
There is no substitute for training, but here are the basic steps to do CPR.
First Aid Quiz
Try your hand at this quiz on basic first aid topics.
What is a Defibrillator?
Ever wonder what a defbirillator does? This device saves lives everyday.
Fundamental First Aid: The ABC's
These are the basic steps to handle any emergency.
Basic Steps to Controlling Bleeding
Stop bleeding before the victim goes into shock.
Before You Take a CPR Class
All CPR classes are not created equal. Learn the questions to ask when shopping for a training program.
Push Hard, Push Fast
From emsresponder.com: A discussion on the American Heart Association's new guidelines for CPR.
For decades, first aid instructors have taught to put unconscious patients in the recovery position. Why?