What are Some Common First Aid Techniques Everyone Should Know?

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation): Used to revive a person who is unconscious and not breathing.

  • Choking Rescue: The Heimlich maneuver is used to dislodge a foreign object from the airway of a choking person.

  • Bleeding Control: Applying direct pressure to a wound to stop bleeding, elevating the injured limb above the heart, and using pressure points if necessary.

  • Treatment for Burns, Cuts, and Wounds: Cooling burns with water, covering wounds with clean dressings, and applying antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.

  • Splinting: Immobilizing injured limbs or joints with splints to prevent further damage.