First aid

About first aid

10 first aid myths

There are lots of myths surrounding first aid and how to administer it. These 10 are some of the most common, and dangerous.


CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. Someone’s life may depend on your reading this section..

Dealing with an emergency

No one wants to imagine having to deal with emergencies. But you can be a lifesaver if you know what to do and are able to help.

First aid kit

Every household should have a well stocked first aid kit. Keep one in your home and one in your car. Store the kit in an accessible place but out of reach of small children.

The recovery position

The recovery position prevents a semiconscious or unconscious person from choking on the tongue or from vomit, blood or saliva.

Speed of life

Experts believe a quick response to a critical injury is crucial to the patient’s survival – and sometimes such an emergency rescue means having to fly across Africa.

Tips on using bandages

Do you know how to use a bandage correctly? And how to remove them painlessly? Learn how.

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