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 The final tip should be to check your first aid kit annually and replenish any exhausted or outdated medicines and supplies.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 class
The HCC Health and Safety Committee strongly recommend that every program area have at least two persons trained in CPR and First Aid. CPR and First Aid training for faculty and staff are held in early summer when the nurse is available to run...

First aid kit:
First aid kits, to everyone's knowledge are very important. They are the first clinic at hand. They should therefore be very organized and accessible. They should be available at anytime and well stocked, because time of crisis can come anytime....

Where to keep a first aid at home:
We should keep a well-stocked first-aid kit in the house where we should get it within easy reach, and it. Also be sure to bring a first-aid kit on family vacations. is a necessity in every home. To have the supplies gathered ahead of time will help...

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