First aid advice

First aid saves lives and knowing what to do in an emergency can make all the difference. First aid is a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. Everyone should get the opportunity to learn it.

In this first aid advice section, we give first aid advice for parents covering a range of different conditions. We also look at life saving first aid techniques, like the primary survey for assessing casualties, and describe in detail the role of a first aider.

This first aid advice section from St John Ambulance examines a range of common conditions and explains how you can treat them using first aid.

First aid advice topics:

First aid for parents

First aid techniques

What to do as a first aider

Loss of consciousness

Breathing

Heart

Head

Bleeding

Bones and muscles

Skin

Hot and cold conditions

Illnesses and conditions

Poisoning

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The advice provided in this section is no substitute for proper first aid training.

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