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First Aid (Overview)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured or ill individual receives.


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What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

First Aid: Can you be little specific what you want to know? It can be ACLS BLS ATLS FAST CPR AED etc.... Hope this helps. ...Read more

First Aid (Overview)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured or ill individual receives.


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How old do you have to be to be certified in first aid?

How old do you have to be to be certified in first aid?

CPR Age Requirement: There is no minimum age requirement. The participant should, however, be able to read at the 8th grade level and have the physical stature and stamina to demonstrate the skills learned. Younger children may not understand the steps to CPR or be able to do chest compressions. It is recommend eight years of age as a minimum. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the first aid procedure for fainting?

Can you please describe the first aid procedure for fainting?

Fainting: For the common 'faint' which is associated with low blood pressure and often slowed heart rate, lying the patient down with legs a bit elevated is the first aid. This helps bring more blood into the central circulation and helps blood pressure rise and heart rate to rise. ...Read more

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Lifeguarding & first aid question- how do you treat for shock?

Lifeguarding & first aid question- how do you treat for shock?

Check out what Mayo: Clinic has to say on the matter: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-shock/basics/art-20056620 ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can take baby sitting and first aid courses?

Does anyone know where I can take baby sitting and first aid courses?

Try red cross: Many local county red cross office provide both CPR and other first aid type courses for individuals in the area for nominal fees. I'd look into that along with other community organization/ hospitals that might also offer such courses. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertention?

What is the first aid for hypertention?

First aid : No first aid for hypertension in general. If acute hypertensive crisis is present needs emergent medical therapy. ...Read more

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Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Apply pressure: To actively bleeding wound and call 911. ...Read more

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Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Here's a good start:: Visit Red Cross page for your region and it will help you out: http://www.redcross.org/ma/boston ...Read more

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What's the bedt first aid for cuts and scrapes?

Wash, treat, cover: Wash cuts and scrapes with tap water and a liquid soap. Dry the area and apply an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin or bacitracin/polymyxin. Cover with a band-aid. Continue this regimen 1-3 times/day until the wound is healing well, usually 1-2 days more minor cuts and 3-5 days for more significant injuries. Note than rubbing alcohol & hydrogen peroxide often prevent adequate wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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Why must a sitter learn how to give first aid care?

Safety: When a child is under the supervision of a sitter injuries and other health related events can and will occur and the sitter is the person who is able to first respond. In emergencies (choking, cuts, anaphylaxis, etc) understanding basic first aid is essential to stabilize the child until emergency personal can arrive. ...Read more

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What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

Let me help you: Knowing how to administer first aid is important in any type of situation, whether it's a life- threatening emergency or just a simple scratch on the arm. Administering first aid correctly can often mean saving a limb or even saving a life. On line you can get one. ...Read more

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Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Heart Association: Check with your local hospital and american heart association chapter. ...Read more

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How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

AHA: American heart association offers courses throughout the United States. Log on and find one near you. Sometimes it is bls (basic life support) and other times, you can get a lot out of a community first aid class. ...Read more

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What is effective first aid for someone who is vomitting?

Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more

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How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

Not at all: Very easy following the course outlined by the american heart association. There are online courses and a number offered throughout the United States. ...Read more

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What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

Red Cross or 4H: Most local red cross chapters and many 4h chaapters run regular baby-sitting training courses. Certification would demonstrate that you take the job seriously & will know how to avoid pitfalls as well as responsibly take care of any problems which might arise. More importantly, the child will be safer and you will have gained more self confidence. Good luck. ...Read more

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From what place can I can i get certified in cpr and first aid?

From what place can I can i get certified in cpr and first aid?

American Red Cross: ARC as long-standing option for CPR & First Aid training. Visit website for more details: http://www.redcross.org/ca/san-francisco ...Read more