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The basics

CPR

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

The recovery position

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

Fever

Fever is when body temperature rises above normal (over 37°C).

Electric shock

Electric shock is when an electrical current passes through the body.

Sunburn

Long day at the beach, enjoyed the summer sun too much? Here's how to treat sunburn.

Poisoning

Poison may be swallowed, inhaled, absorbed through the mucous membranes or skin, or injected.

First aid in the workplace

Every workplace should have a central point (operations centre in a big factory, switchboard in a small office) through which emergency action is co-ordinated.

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.

Road accidents

When stopping to assist at the scene of an accident, park in a safe position that does not add to an already dangerous situation.

Heatstroke

Heatstroke is a medical emergency that occurs in hot, humid conditions. Core body temperature rises to 41 ° C .

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