First aid information:


First aid is immediate and temporary aid which provides to a sick or injured person until medical treatment can be provided. It is generally consists of series of simple, life-saving medical techniques that a non-doctor or lay person can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.

Conditions that often require first aid:
1. Altitude sickness
2. Bone fracture
3. Burns
4. Choking
5. Heart attack
The well-stocked first aid kit contains:
bandages and gauze of various sizes
antiseptic creams and ointments
sterile wipes and rinse solutions
pain medicine
tweezers, scissors, and knife
sunburn relief spray
anti-diarrhea medicine
For remedy cuts, scrapes, and scratches, it includes a variety of bandages, and also has some antiseptic swipes and antibiotic cream on hand. Hydrogen peroxide also comes in handy for washing out cuts, and a saline solution is a great relief for washing out eyes should you happen to sit too close to a campfire and get ashes or cinders in them. Liquid pain relief solution comes in handy for bug bites or small cuts and scratches. Scissors come in handy for removing thorns and splinters, and scissors or a knife will help to cut tape and bindings. Keep Tylenol and aspirin for headaches and internal pain relief, and for intestinal problems include some Imodium or other anti-diarrhea medicine. The final tip should be to check your first aid kit annually and replenish any exhausted or outdated medicines and supplies.

What is first aid?
The care administered for a person as soon as possible after an accident or illness. This prompt of care and attention prior to the arrival of the ambulance that sometimes means the difference between life and death, or between a full or partial recovery.

The main aims of first aid are:
to preserve life
to protect the casualty from further harm
to relieve pain.

First aid has limitations as not everybody is a doctor, but it is an essential and vital element of the total medical system. Always quick action is necessary to be taken to preserve life and limb. A casualty who is not breathing effectively, or is bleeding heavily, requires immediate assistance.

First aid for cuts:
If an injury has excessive bleeding or pain, see a physician immediately. If you have minor cuts and scrapes you should firstly wash up the place where you have got cut. After washing it wash your hands with soap and water. Always recommend wearing...

Heart Attack First Aid for
blocked. When this occurs, cells in the heart start dying when they do not get blood for vital nourishment. If a large part of the heart is deprived of blood, the heart stops beating and the victim suffers Cardiac arrest. When a victim's heart stops...

Poisoning first aid:
1. Medicines (such as an aspirin overdose) 2. Households and detergent and cleaning products 3. Carbon monoxide gas. 4. Paints. Symptoms & Signs of poisoning: Symptoms vary according to the poison, but may include: Abdominal...

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