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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 (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more


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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'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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What are the benefits of being cpr, first aid, and aed certified?

What are the benefits of being cpr, first aid, and aed certified?

Certification : When you are certified in these areas, it means that you will be able to respond more quickly and efficiently when someone faces a life-threatening situation. You will also be trained in the most advanced techniques suited by scientific study. ...Read more

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First aid for sciatica?

First aid for sciatica?

Sciatica: Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used. ...Read more

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Is there first aid for epileptic fit?

Is there first aid for epileptic fit?

Yes: Protect the person from harming themselves . It's not necessary to place anything in their mouth because that is too dangerous for them and for the first aid provider. Sometimes it's necessary to provide padding for their head and for arms in case they're flailing so they don't hurt themselves. ...Read more

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How could i configure my first aid kit?

How could i configure my first aid kit?

ARC: 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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How shall I configure my first aid kit?

How shall I configure 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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What is the first aid for hypertension?

Get BP down: How quickly to get a person's hbp down depends on two factors - how high the BP is and the clinical situation.. If a person has neurological findings such as loss of vision, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg this is a hypertensive emergency and the BP must be brought down immediately. If the BP is very high but there are no neurological changes the BP can be brought down gradually over days. ...Read more

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What is the first aid management for gall stones?

What is the first aid management for gall stones?

Diet : You want to avoid stimulating the gall bladder, which is what oil, grease, and fat in foods do. So, avoid fatty meals if your gallstones are flaring up. But, if this is a frequent problem, the best course would be to have your gallbladder removed to prevent trouble (like pancreatitis and hepatitis). I don't put much stock in certain meds that claim to "dissolve" gallstones. ...Read more

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What exactly is pelvic inflamatory deasease? Wat r d causes? Wat r the first aid?

What exactly is pelvic inflamatory deasease? Wat r d causes? Wat r the first aid?

PID: Pid is infection of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Most cases are a result of chlamydial or gonorrheal infections, however bacterial invasion can also occur from childbirth, miscarriage, or the insertion of an iud (among other causes). Symptoms may include fever, vaginal discharge, or lower abdominal pain. If you feel you have pid, see a doctor (or go to the er) immediately! ...Read more

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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...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