First aid

About first aid

Bites and stings

Insect bites and stings usually cause little harm unless there is a severe allergic reaction.

The recovery position

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


A nosebleed is due to the rupture of fragile blood vessels that are easily damaged.

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.

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