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First aid techniques

Find out how to learn these simple but effective first aid techniques. This can help you save a life or treat someone for an injury or condition.

These easy-to-learn first aid techniques can give you the confidence that you need to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) when someone suffers from a cardiac arrest. We also explain how to try and resuscitate a casualty who has become unresponsive and what you should do, both when they are breathing, or not.

You can find out how to put someone in the recovery position, how to bandage wounds and learn to make a sling.

First aid techniques topics:

Using a defibrillator (AED)

Resuscitation

The recovery position

How to use your first aid kit

How to put on a dressing

How to put on a bandage

How to bandage a hand

How to bandage a sprain

How to make an arm sling

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