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First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...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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What are first aid procedures for children suffering from asthma attacks?

What are first aid procedures for children suffering from asthma attacks?

Help: Them find their inhaler, if have one (if not, call 911), try to help keep them calm and limit stimulation (play/class-mates, etc.). Bring them into climate controlled area if outside. Sometimes more helpful to distract them from their breathing w/conversation, others to coach them w/slow, deep breaths as able. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?

What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?

First aid: Providing emergency treatment or any child without parents present is protect under good samaratin law that protects you from liability if you provide first aid medical care without parents being present. ...Read more

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How do you handle a bloody nose, as in what's the first aid procedure?

How do you handle a bloody nose, as in what's the first aid procedure?

Pressure: Pinch the nostrils shut, holding pressure on the soft middle part of the nose and lean forward slightly to prevent blood from drainage into the throat. Hold this position for 5 minutes non-stop. Rarely will a bloody nose persist after this. Most people slip up by not holding it long enough. ...Read more

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Stubbed my pinky toe and now the nail has been lifted up off the nail bed, but is still attached at the base. What first aid procedure should I do?

Stubbed my pinky toe and now the nail has been lifted up off the nail bed, but is still attached at the base. What first aid procedure should I do?

Nail avulsion: Nail avulsions occur then the nail is detached from the matrix/bed beneath it. The existing nail is likely to fall off, and with time a new one should develop, although it's appearance may be altered. Treatment is supportive. Keeping the foot elevated, wrapping the toe in a bandage, cool compresses and pain medications are typically advised. Nail removal may be needed to prevent snagging. ...Read more

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My son was cut up pretty badly on neck by hairdresser w/clippers-instead of any type of first aid, she rubbed talc into it w/towel. We cleaned at home?

My son was cut up pretty badly on neck by hairdresser w/clippers-instead of any type of first aid, she rubbed talc into it w/towel. We cleaned at home?

Send us a question: There is no question submitted here, but just a statement. Hairclipper skin trauma can be treated like most abrasion injuries. One can take a good shower or bath two clean the wound. Then some first aid ointment like Neosporin, covered with a BandAid, repeated daily for a few days, should help the healing. Please submit a question, to ask what you wish to know. ...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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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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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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Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes?

Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes?

Variable: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What can you happen if you accidentally swallow a cigarette, can it be harmful to you?

What can you happen if you accidentally swallow a cigarette, can it be harmful to you?

If it's lit.: Burn hazard aside, the nicotine contained in a single cigarette is not dangerous to an adult. The same cannot be said for infants and toddlers- 2mg (the amount if nicotine that could be found in a cigarette) can be lethal to a 2 year old. Keep your smokes away from your kids. ...Read more

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How can I treat sprain using first aid?

How can I treat sprain using first aid?

RICE: Rest (limit activity, use of injured join), ice (ice pack over cloth 15 minutes or ice massage with an ice cube directly over the area of tenderness for 5 minutes), compression (ace wrap or compressive sleeve) and elevation of the injured part. If you don't note continued, adequate improvement be sure to seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What makes up a standard first aid kit?

What makes up a standard first aid kit?

See below: Bandaids, gauze, ace wraps, antibiotic cream, aspirin, motrin. Also tweezers, scissors. ...Read more

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Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Yes: Scrape the stinger with a dull knife. Don't pull with your fingers because you'll squeeze more venom in. ...Read more

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What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

Depends: There can be some pretty nasty insects in the tropics. However, most often just symptomatic treatment works the best, like antihistamines, icing the area, wound cleansing if the bite is more severe and other common basic treatments. ...Read more

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What is the proper first aid for fever in children?

What is the proper first aid for fever in children?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever?

Depends on the age and how the child is doing:

http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor ...Read more

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What items should I put in an emergency first-aid kit?

What items should I put in an emergency first-aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

Baby first aid kit: Sunscreen, diaper wipes, liquid acetaminophen, diaper cream, topical antibiotic ointment, bandaids, a change in clothing, poison control number, pediatrician's phone number, hospital phone number. ...Read more

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Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Do not be: Everyone should have basic training in life support. This is fairly simple and easy to obtain from local red cross and/or local hospital. More specific training and detailed management may be necessary for special needs children. However, the pediatrician can write this out in detail so that it is easy to follow for any sitter. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions of what to add to my first aid kit?

Do you have any suggestions of what to add to my first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What will happen if accidentally swallow two seeds of an tamarind?

What will happen if accidentally swallow two seeds of an tamarind?

Probably nothing: People all over the world accidentally swallow a couple of seeds every once in a while. Usually nothing happens. ...Read more

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My daughter 4yrs is astmatic she can't breath propery what is the as first aid?

Asthma Action Plan: First work with your child's doctor to create an asthma action. Learn about asthma triggers that may cause breathing problems. Asthma can be scary. The american lung association and mothers of asthmatics also has great information about asthma. ...Read more

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What is the first aid of food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Supportive care. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of clear liquids like water, juice, gatorade or kool-aid. If symptoms worsen or persist, you should see your primary care physician or go to the emergency room. ...Read more