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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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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Checklist)

Take prenatal vitamins
daily
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daily
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monthly
Take walks
30 min, daily, forever
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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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First aid for bite on a tongue?

First aid for bite on a tongue?

Tongue: Time and salt water. Good news is there is so much vascularization in the tongue that it heals relatively quickly. ...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