An Online First Aid Guide for Families
by Dr. Mary Williams, R.N. D.C.
Knowledge is the first line of defense when a family member or child suffers an injury or develops symptoms of an illness. Those initial moments of care can make all the difference between a full recovery and long-term damage. If you have a family, the first responder in most situations will be yourself, your spouse, or even one of your children. Educating your family on basic first aid and cpr certification skills is a great way to bond and make sure that in an emergency, your loved ones will know what steps to take to keep each other safe. We've compiled a list of first aid categories and well-respected sources to help educate your family on basic first aid for nearly every emergency situation.
First Aid for a Choking Conscious Adult
Cuts and Wounds
Bruises, Sprains, and Broken Bones
M.I.C.E: Treatment for Ankle Sprains
First Aid for Sprains and Strains
Broken Bones, Sprains, and Strains
Bee, Wasp, and Insect Stings
U Maine: First Aid for Bee and Insect Stings
Pet Allergy Treatment & Management
Frostbite: First Aid and Emergency Treatment
Better Health Channel: Frost Bite
Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
HealthyHorns: Heat Exhaustions and Heat Stroke
HealthyChildren: Chronic Nosebleeds: What to Do?
University of Maryland Medical Center: Splinter Removal
Berkeley Parents Network: Removing Splinters in a Toodler
First Aid: Removing a Splinter
How to Make a First Aid Kit at Home
Red Cross: Anatomy of a First Aid Kit
UTMB Health: Build Your Own First Aid Kit