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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

(furst ād) emergency care and treatment of an injured or ill person before complete medical and surgical treatment can be secured.

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 aid1

Etymology: AS, fyrst + Fr, aider, to help
the immediate care that is given to an injured or ill person before treatment by medically trained personnel. Attention is directed first to the most critical problems: evaluation of the patency of the airway, the presence of bleeding, and the adequacy of cardiac function. The patient is kept warm and as comfortable as possible. The conscious patient is reassured and queried for significant details of his or her medical history, such as diabetes, a known heart condition, or allergic reactions to drugs. If the patient is unconscious, a medical identification card, bracelet, or necklace is sought. The patient is moved as little as possible, particularly if there is a possibility of fracture. If vomiting occurs, the patient's head is moved to a position for the vomitus to exit easily to prevent aspiration. See also cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control of hemorrhage, emergency medicine, emergency nursing.

first aid2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as providing initial care for a minor injury. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

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

immediate assistance rendered to a collapsed or injured individual by a passer-by, before the arrival of paramedics or other members of the health care team

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.

first aid,

n the immediate care that is given to an injured or ill person before treatment by medically trained personnel.

first aid

emergency care and treatment of an injured patient before complete medical and surgical treatment can be secured.
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