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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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