Wednesday Work Tip

First Aid Steps

First aid is immediate care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. First aid is typically a one-time, short-term treatment that requires limited medical supplies and only basic training. Every medical emergency is different, and the steps taken to assist in any situation involving an injury or illness may vary. Some first aid situations can include:

•Cleaning minor cuts, scrapes or scratches

•Treating a minor burn

•Applying bandages or dressing

•Assisting with the use of an eyewash station

•Treating a bee sting

•Starting CPR compressions or using an AED

•Responding appropriately to a seizure

•Keeping an injured individual stable until help arrives

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