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first aid

 [ferst´ ād´]
1. emergency care and treatment of an injured or ill person before complete medical and surgical treatment can be secured.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing initial care of a minor injury.

first aid

(first ād'),
Immediate assistance administered in the case of injury or sudden illness by a bystander or other layperson, before the arrival of trained medical personnel.

first aid

n.
Emergency treatment that is given to an injured or sick person or animal, often by someone who does not have medical training.

first′-aid′ adj.

first aid

(fĭrst ād)
Immediate assistance administered in the case of injury or sudden illness by a bystander or other lay person, before the arrival of trained medical personnel.

first aid

Measures taken by those at the scene of an accident, or those present when a medical emergency occurs, to minimize the risk to the victim before the arrival of a medically qualified person. The essentials are to ensure free breathing (secure the airway), to prevent unnecessary loss of blood, to avoid unnecessary displacement of blood from the heart and brain (treat shock), to splint fractures and to reduce the risk of infection.

first aid

(fĭrst ād)
Immediate assistance administered in the case of injury or sudden illness by a bystander or other layperson, before the arrival of trained medical personnel.
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The Red Cross is calling on companies, regardless of size and industries, to have trained first aiders who will look after the safety of their employees," he said.
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Rosemary Butler has been a first aider for many years, having initially trained as a nurse and a midwife, and was among the volunteers carrying out duties at the London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics.
The first aider, an exambulance driver, rang for help and within minutes Mark Mitchell, a paramedic, was there to take over.
Someone knew I was a first aider and called me over.
The three-hour annual course by St John Ambulance provides first aiders with an opportunity to practise and update their skills during their three year period as a qualified first aider.
Now the schoolboy is to receive the St John Ambulance Young First Aider of the Year Award, which rewards young people who have used first aid skills to save a life or help an injured person in a real emergency.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said one person suffered minor burns and was treated by an on-site first aider and did not need to go to hospital.
PPDG site first aider Karen Poultney said the importance of access to AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) could never be underestimated.
Hogarth, 35, events coordinator from Whickham, said: "I am a first aider and I have to use it every day in school, either for a minor cut right to broken bones and calling an ambulance.
Within two minutes a first aider at the store was with me to see if I was badly hurt."
Katie Chappelle and Nicola Ingledew will drive forward the charity's strategic intent to have a first aider on every street in Wales with an integrated PR, communications and marketing strategy.

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