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  • An Online First Aid Guide for Families

    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

    Universal Sign of Choking

    Cuts and Wounds

    Cuts and Scrapes: First Aid

    Cuts and Puncture Wounds


    First Aid: Burns

    Burns Management Guidelines

    Get The Facts: Burn First Aid

    Bruises, Sprains, and Broken Bones

    OrthoInfo: Wrist Sprains

    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

    Bug Bites and Stings

    Animal Bites

    KidsHealth: Animal Bites

    Bites: Human and Animal

    Food Poisoning

    Food Poisoning

    UNL Food: Food Poisoning

    Allergic Reactions

    First Aid for Anaphylaxis

    Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

    Skin Rashes: Home Treatment

    Pet Allergy Treatment & Management


    Frostbite: First Aid and Emergency Treatment

    Better Health Channel: Frost Bite

    Heat Stroke/Exhaustion

    Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

    HealthyHorns: Heat Exhaustions and Heat Stroke


    First Aid for Nosebleeds

    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

    First Aid Training

    UTMB Health: Build Your Own First Aid Kit

    Be Prepared: Create the Kit