Welcome to our First-Aid section

From cuts to burns to fractures and nosebleeds many accidents take place every day. Understanding First-Aid procedures will not only better equip you in the case of an emergency but could perhaps mean the difference between life and death of a patient. In this course, we'll examine basic First-Aid procedures and at the end of the course, you'll be tested on your knowledge.

Items you'll need in a medical kit:

1. Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
2. Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
3. Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).
4. One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
5. Two triangular bandages.
6. Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
7. Scissors.
8. At least one blanket.
9. Tweezers.
10. Adhesive tape.
11. Latex gloves.
12. Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or pocket mask.
13. Two elastic wraps.
14. Splint.
15. Directions for requesting emergency assistance.

Remember the Goal: Recognize when help is needed and how to get it. Learn how and when to access the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, ie., 911, activate the emergency response plan, and to contact the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222).

The faster you retrieve advanced care for the patient the higher the survival rates. If you're alone and in harm's way, then provide basic care before leaving (if possible) and activate EMS.