First Aid Training

Lacking on a good source for first aid training information? We'll patch you up. Being aware and having plan makes all the difference when if comes to first aid. In this section of our blog we will explore articles discussing the basic elements of what to include in a first aid plan & where to purchase these products. Also success stories and training resources regarding soft tissue injuries, bleeding control, symptoms for shock & shock treatment, burn treatment, musculoskeletal injury first aid, medical emergencies, convulsions & seizures, poisoning first aid, head & cold emergencies, and more.

  1. First Aid Kits
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    First Aid Kits

    Always have a First aid kit at home, work and in every vehicle.
  2. Spring Outdoor and Active Injuries
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    Spring Outdoor and Active Injuries

    With Spring weather come sports and outdoor activities. This means bumps, bruises, scrapes and other not-so-fun surprises. Some first aid tips to reconsider for active seasons like Spring: Assess, Alert & Attend First Aid for Shock Bandaging a Wound   Most useful for Spring is treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Sprains, Strains, Contusions and Fractures are very common side-effects of vigorous...
  3. Signs & Symptoms of Major Internal Bleeding
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    Signs & Symptoms of Major Internal Bleeding

    How can you know when to suspect internal bleeding? If a rescuer suspects the casualty has internal bleeding or injuries, the rescuer should call 911 / EMS immediately! Do not wait! Severe bleeding can cause the casualty to go into shock and is a life-threatening emergency. Signs & Symptoms of Major Internal Bleeding Discoloration or bruising of the skin Area...
  4. Assess, Alert & Attend
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    Assess, Alert & Attend

    The first three steps in any rescue or first aid situation... Assess, Alert & Attend Assess / Survey the Scene As a rescuer, you are of zero help to a casualty if you get injured yourself. Before rushing in to assist another, take a moment to assure the environment is safe for you. Assessing a scene should only take about 5-15...
  5. First Aid for Shock
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    First Aid for Shock

    Shock is defined as inadequate tissue perfusion, which means that, during shock, the tissues of the body do not receive adequate oxygenation. This is because the brain goes into "survival mode" and shunts as much blood as possible to itself, and other vital organs, leaving the less critical functions of the body under supplied with oxygen-rich blood. Shock is a...
  6. Treating a Bruise (contusion)
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    Treating a Bruise (contusion)

    Do Bruises require First Aid Treatment? Yes. A Bruise or Contusion ~ A contusion is another name for a bruise. It is usually caused by blunt trauma; as in the case of a baseball bat striking an arm or a car accident. The purple discoloration is caused by crushed blood vessels leaking blood into the surrounding tissues. Often these areas...
  7. Hypothermia
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    Hypothermia

    It is cold. This is dangerous. Whether at home or at work, you should understand the signs and symptoms of cold stress and cold-related injuries and act to prevent them. Hypothermia When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body's stored energy...
  8. PPE for BBP
    Categories: CPR Training, First Aid Training & BBP Training

    PPE for BBP

    While Employers have a responsibility to provide bloodborne pathogen safety training when exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials exists in the workplace (even when only as part of a collateral duty, like performing CPR or First Aid) and the further obligation to provide personal protective equipment for guarding against exposure - Employees have an obligation, too.
  9. The Good Samaritan Act
    Categories: CPR Training, First Aid Training, AED Training, Odd Bits of News & Trivia & Bleeding Control

    The Good Samaritan Act

    Get involved: We need to be a Nation of By-Doers, not By-Standers. Lives are saved by intervention of friends, neighbors, and strangers before EMS arrives every day. Fear of retribution: Unfortunately, in this day of litigiousness, many people fear repercussions from getting involved. Isn't that sad? Wouldn't you rather have someone try to save your life than stand by for...
  10. How Do You Rate?
    Categories: CPR Training, First Aid Training, AED Training, BBP Training, Bandages and First Aid & Emergency Preparedness

    How Do You Rate?

    Have you heard of the American Red Cross Ready Rating Program? We've been members here at American CPR Training® since before it began. ...How is that? We were part of a group introduced to the concept and contributing input on what should be included in the program before the website and program were publicly released. While you might think we...

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