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Safety and First Aid Tips

General First Aid Information


General First Aid Information


Unconsciousness
Check the person's airway, breathing, and pulse frequently. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and.. read full article »

First Aid for Electric Shock Victims
Do not try to move a victim touching a high voltage wire. read full article »

First Aid for Electrical Burn Victims
There may be more than one area burned. One area may be where the current entered the body and anoth.. read full article »

First Aid for Chicken Pox
Infected person should remain home-bound read full article »

Chemical Splash in the Eye
When a toxic chemical is splashed into the eye(s), it could cause serious complications that may lea.. read full article »

Fatigue
If you have chronic pain or depression, treating either often helps address the fatigue read full article »

Fainting
If you have a history of fainting and have been evaluated medically, follow your doctor's instructio.. read full article »

Elbow pain
When you first notice the pain, apply ice up to 15 minutes every hour for the first day read full article »

Ear discharge
To be safe, never put anything in the ear smaller than the tip of your little finger read full article »

Cuts and Deep cuts
With cuts, the first thing to do is to stop any bleeding. All you need to do is to apply pressure read full article »

CPR(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) - infant
Open the airway. Lift up the chin with one hand. At the same time, push down on the forehead with th.. read full article »

CPR(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
If the chest does NOT rise, try the chin lift-head tilt again, and give 2 more breaths. If the chest.. read full article »

CPR - child (1 to 8 yrs old)
Give the person 2 slow, full breaths. The chest should rise. read full article »

Coughing up blood
Cough suppressants may help if this condition is due to throat irritation from violent coughing read full article »

Broken bone
Check the person's airway and breathing. If necessary, call for help and begin rescue breathing, CPR.. read full article »

Breathing difficulties
Check the person's airway, breathing, and circulation. If necessary, begin CPR and first aid for bl.. read full article »

Blisters
Treatment depends mainly on the size, location, and whether it has burst read full article »

First Aid for Poison Ivy
Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the most common plants that cause a skin rash read full article »

Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
Any child who may have inhaled an object should be seen by a doctor. Children with obvious breathing.. read full article »

Sunburn
Sunburn is better prevented than treated. Effective sunscreens are available in a wide variety of st.. read full article »

Stress and anxiety
The most effective solution is to find and address the source of your stress or anxiety. Unfortunate.. read full article »

Strains
Apply ice immediately to reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in cloth -- avoid using ice directly on the s.. read full article »

Sprains
Apply ice immediately to help reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in cloth -- Do not place ice directly on.. read full article »

Sodium carbonate poisoning
If the chemical is on the skin or in the eyes, flush with lots of water for at least 15 minutes read full article »

Skull fracture
Check the airway, breathing, and circulation. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and CPR read full article »

Seizure
When a seizure occurs, the main goal is to protect the person from injury. Try to prevent a fall. La.. read full article »

Poison First Aid Tips
Poison First Aid Tips read full article »

Obesity and Weight Gain
Avoid foods that are high in fat and sugar read full article »

Nose fracture
Reassure the patient and try to keep the patient calm read full article »

Nausea and vomiting
It is important to stay hydrated. Try steady, small amounts of clear liquids, such as electrolyte so.. read full article »

Insect bites and stings
Check the person's airway and breathing. If necessary, begin rescue breathing and CPR read full article »

Heel pain
Rest as much as possible for at least a week read full article »

Heartburn
Pay attention to heartburn sand treat it, especially if you feel symptoms often. Over time, ongoing .. read full article »

Hearing loss
Wax build-up can frequently be flushed out of the ear (gently) with ear syringes (available in drug .. read full article »

Head injury
If the person's breathing and heart rate are normal but the person is unconscious, treat as if there.. read full article »

Bleeding
First aid is appropriate for external bleeding. If bleeding is severe, or if shock or internal bleed.. read full article »

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