Where can I find first-aid information?

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HelpfulNick95
January 13th, 2015 3:12pm
There are many places you can find this information. Here, I have compiled some good guides and instructions I found through a simple Google search, one of which is a government endorsed website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid, http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/, http://m.medlineplus.gov/firstaid.html
Anonymous
April 8th, 2015 10:40pm
You local health authority is usually a good starting point. Depending on what type of information you are looking for they will likely be able to point you in the right direction. Hospitals, doctors offices, and first-aid training centers are good places as well. If you are in need of medical attention DO NOT WAIT. Call your local emergency number or go to your local emergency department.
HappyPlaces
May 26th, 2015 11:57pm
The best place to find first-aid information is from your doctor or hospitals, but you can also use a very trust worthy website as well if there's something you'd prefer not to do. However if you feel you have something (mental illness, a disease, etc.) please do not self diagnose, go to your doctor.
Anonymous
July 28th, 2015 4:14am
This website details first aid basics - http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/ It may help you out a little.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2016 8:07pm
There is an app called red cross and it tells you everything about first aid and more! It is a very good help especially if you get in tough situations
CopperSkies
June 14th, 2016 8:17pm
A really good website for first aid information is the st Johns ambulance website. It has lots of information about different techniques for different emergencies. Alternatively you could try to find courses in your area.
Maxwallride
July 24th, 2017 12:26am
The red cross has classes. You can also buy educational books or emergency medicine textbooks geared towards teaching basic first aid. I'm an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) so I learned first aid during my training. I also learned that there is first-aid training that most police officers and firefighters have to have at a bare minimum in the United States. This training is available to anyone in the general public. What you can do is take a class to become an EMR (Emergency Medical Responder). They are someone who knows how to do advanced first-aid. So you'll learn stuff like CPR and AED use as well. If you are in another country, they may have similar first-aid training available to the general public. You can also order supplies you will need to administer first-aid. You'll probably want stuff like gloves, a pocket mask, bandages/dressings and maybe even sterile saline at the minimum. You really only need that and a cell phone but you could also throw in additional miscellaneous stuff like a pair of trauma sheers (special scissors that cut through clothes), possibly a tourniquet, special types of dressings, an AED...etc. OH, also, roller gauze (great for wrapping stuff) and tape and a pen/marker could prove to be useful.