Basic First Aid

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Three objectives of first aid

Prevent further injury, infection, and the loss of life

Fundamental elements of first aid

Can be categorized into eight main areas(knowledge of these areas allows us to accomplish three main objectives of first aid)

Controlling Bleeding

Direct Pressure, Elevation, pressure points, and use of a tourniquet "Last Resort"

Pressure Point

point on the body where a main artery lies near the skin surface and over a bone (11 principal points on each side of body)

Pressure Point locations

Temple, Jaw, neck, collar bone, inner upper arm, inner elbow, wrist, upper thigh, groin, knee, and ankle.

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