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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Driver, from Kilmarnock, had been working as a first-aider with Ambulance Scotland since January.
When a student nurse is functioning as the sole health care provider at a camp setting, titles such as "camp nurse," "assistant nurse," or "student nurse" must not be used by camp staff or in camp literature in reference to the first-aider. Nursing registry bodies have strict guidelines as to who may use the title "nurse." A student nurse hired in the capacity of first-aider cannot be referred to by the title "nurse," as the student is not registered, nor licensed (Mass, 1998).
These instructors will then train other mental health first-aiders.
Christian Salvesen encouraged him to become a first-aider four years ago and sent him on a St John Ambulance training course.
John Roberts, a fellow first-aider at the Gosford Green detachment, said: "Tony's sudden death is a loss to his friends in the Red Cross and to the citizens of Coventry he served so faithfully over the years."
Her mouth was pouring with blood and my mum asked a male member of staff to get a first-aider.
Epileptic Allan Stappard, 53, of Steadlands Square, Bedlington, was found in Nixon Terrace, Blyth, by a passer-by who was a trained first-aider.
A first-aider was on hand throughout the filming, which, Channel 4 said, highlighted the adverse effects of over-consumption of chocolate.
Clubs are also encouraged to provide a designated area for first aid, if they can, and there is a clear instruction for a qualified first-aider to be present at every game, be it league or cup.
COVENTRY pensioner and first-aider Frank Morton was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his newest grandchild - but never guessed he'd have to deliver the baby.
A FIRST-AIDER dad who was attacked as he went to help someone in a car park is unlikely to recover, his parents said today.
But first-aider Graham Meyer refused to give up on her and carried on giving her the kiss of life until paramedics arrived.