What is First Aid?

  What is first aid and why is it so vitally important? First aid is emergency care given immediately to an ill or injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the person alive. When you understand first...

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What is an AED?

In our first aid and CPR/AED certification courses offered, we teach our students how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is an extremely sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that is used in the event of a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body.  The...

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First-Aid for Chest Pain

Chest pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Any type of chest pain, however, that lasts for 15 minutes or longer should be taken seriously. As soon as chest pain starts, a careful assessment must be made and paramedics should be called immediately if a heart attack or any type of heart problem...

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First-Aid for Electric Shock

  An electric shock can happen anywhere at any time and when you least expect it. Whether it is due to a faulty wire or an appliance becoming wet, it’s important that you know how to deal with these types of shocks since they are much different than regular burns. The extent of the...

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First-Aid Kits for Boats

  With the summer in full swing, you may be planning on going boating while the weather is hot. If this is the case, you should make sure that you’re fully equipped with a first-aid kit for any minor or major emergencies. In some cases first-aid can save a person’s life while other times...

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