FIRST AID -
Cross Emergency Handbook.
CPR This web site is to be used as a free guide and an informational
resource, but cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to
attend a CPR training course in your community and help save lives.
Aid Tutorial: This tutorial
has been prepared by a Certified First Aid Instructor with many years
experience teaching first aid, CPR and basic life support courses. While the
material presented conforms to commonly accepted standards, it is not
intended to substitute for formalized classroom instruction in first aid, as
offered by many community groups and organizations. Nor should this tutorial
be relied upon for use at the time of an emergency. The time to learn
first aid is BEFORE you need to use it!
21-11 : 1st Aid For
is an excellent Basic 1st Aid
course for non-medical designated personnel,
and a perfectly good introductory course for individuals scheduled to become
designated med techs. Training covers evaluating a casualty, understanding
vital bodily functions, ABC (airway, breathing, circulation) maintenance,
wound treatment & protection, check/control shock, special wound control
(head, face, neck, chest & abdomen, burns, upper & lower
extremities, fracture control, climatic injuries, bites & stings,
toxins, chem-bio agents, 1st aid for psychological injuries), 1st
aid kits, dressings & bandages, rescue & transportation procedures
& methods, health maintenance & common problems in the field,
Digital pressure points to control bleeding, decon procedures, and more.
First Aid to Kids"
Good ideas for getting kids interested in and learning basic first
aid techniques. Article by Jim Speirs
Survival Medicine FAQ v2.0:
An excellent presentation with valuable info. For medical preparation in a
long-term survival situation, this is a must read. Thanks go out to Capt.
Dave for providing the site.
a First Aid Kit"
Based on BSA faq, contains excellent ideas for personal/camp &
home first aid kits.
First Aid Active First Aid Online! is the
Internet version of the official PARASOL EMT First Aid book. Written
by ambulance paramedics with a total of 40 years experience in pre-hospital
care. 100% Australian content. Designed for easy storage in car
glove box or first aid kit.
Fire Administrations documents.
Download/read (.pdf) including: Burn & Scald Prevention, CPR & 1st
Aid, Electrical Hazards, Escape Plans & Drills, Fire & the Elderly,
Fire Safety & the Disabled, and more. Good info.
You Ready For a Heat Wave?"
article from LifeLink in assoc. with American Red Cross, FEMA,
& Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. on preparing for and handling
emergencies arising due to a heat wave. Explains the terms Heat –
"wave" "cramps" "exhaustion" and
"stroke." Gives guidelines for emergency treatments of heat
injuries and how to recognize their occurrence.
good but very basic article on burn identification & treatment. Courtesy
of the City of Phoenix, AZ.
and Bruises MedicineNet on those annoying reminders
that you aren't as graceful as you wish you were. A pretty extensive article
on boo-boo’s with links to more.
Scrapes and Puncture Wounds
MedicineNet give excellent first aid advice for when you "fall
down, go boom." Has a link to the Virtual Hospital’s "General
Surgery: Wound Management" article.