Home > Medical > First aid > The basics The basics 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 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). 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 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 . 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.