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What's the recommended first aid on scapular & neck muscle pain?

What's the recommended first aid on scapular & neck muscle pain?

Ice and rest: Relative rest and ice for 20 minutes twice daily for the first 24-48 hours after which moist heat may be applied for 20 minutes twice daily accompanied by gentle stretching. If symptoms persist then consultation with physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be appropriate. ...Read more

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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Any reccomendations for what to put in first aid kits?

Any reccomendations for what to put in first aid kits?

Basics: Stretch bandaids (multiple sizes), non-stick gauze pads, rolled gauze, antibacterial creme (neosporin) , adhesive tape, scissors, aspirin, ibuprofen, tweezers, needle, white thread, alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, cotton balls, and string. Adjust components as needed for size and purpose. ...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 do you recommend for first aid kit when surfing in warm water, reefs, etc?

What do you recommend for first aid kit when surfing in warm water, reefs, etc?

First aid kit: 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 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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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