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 Sunburns

  Sunburns are caused by extensive exposure of the skin to sunlight or tanning lights. A person can get a sunburn on a sunny or a cloudy day and it’s even possible to get burnt when it’s snowing. It can be an extremely painful condition that can range from mild to severe. Most cases...

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First-Aid for Asthma Attacks

An asthma attack consists of narrowed airways that are swollen and producing extra mucus. The patient may be wheezing, feel short of breath and may be coughing. The symptoms vary from one person to the next and may also include pain or tightness in the chest. An attack can range from minor to life-threatening....

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Dog Bites & First Aid

While many everyday dog bites are minor and only require some minimal first aid measures, protection must take place immediately in order to prevent any infection from occurring, as the saliva from a dog bite contains bacteria that can easily lead to an unwanted infection. Dog bites occur frequently, and it’s important to know...

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