First Aid Treatments

Survival skills include prevention of injury as well as treatment of wounds. Use first aid to treat insect bites and survive in the wilderness with tips from a firefighter in this free video series on first aid.

Series Summary

The term “first aid” refers to the immediate care that is provided to an injured or sick person. It is used to stabilize a patient until further medical treatment and assessment can be provided at a hospital or care facility. A first-aid kit is used primarily to treat minor medical emergencies, like small cuts or burns. But it is important to keep a first-aid kit stocked with supplies used regularly as well as those items used for a more serious EMS situations. In addition to a first-aid kit, knowing what to do in emergency situations is a key part of treating injuries. Knowledge of how to roll an injured person to safety, or help a person having an epileptic seizure, may not be included in a first-aid kit, but might just save a life. In this free video series, a firefighter explains and demonstrates a number of first aid treatments; including how to remove mites, how to make a mosquito bite stop itching and how to treat a spider bite. He also explains first-aid procedures, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and having blood drawn. With these tips and techniques, a person's survival skills can improve quickly.

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