Home > Medical > First aid > About first aid About first aid All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding 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. Car crash: what now? If you are at the scene of an accident, what do you do? Follow these steps to save a life. CPR CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. Someone’s life may depend on your reading this section.. Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.