We may all one day be unexpectedly faced with a life-or-death situation that requires quick action. You may witness a loved one having a heart attack...you may be babysitting a child who burns herself with hot water...you may be faced with a victim of a fall who is now unconscious...Will you know what to do? Unfortunately, many times the answer is no.
This website is devoted to raising awareness about first aid and accident prevention. Learn to recognize signs of health emergencies like heart attack or low blood sugar! Hone your first aid smarts with our interactive game show, "You Bet Your Life!"
Most of all, keep in mind that this site is for your general knowledge. In the case of an emergency, we recommend that you be certified in Community or Standard First Aid and CPR. Remember, do not attempt Rescue Breathing or CPR without certification! For official certification, contact your local bureau of the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association for classes. In the meantime, consider this site as a way to get acquainted with the decisions you will have to make in the case of an emergency. And, when you take those classes, we'll help you study!
Features ||||| Introduction | Sudden Illness | CPR | Rescue Breathing | First Aid | You Bet Your Life!
The All-Important Introduction - the ABC's of first response (fun and good for you!)
When to Worry - first aid for sudden illness
FIRST AID! - oops! know what to do in the case of accidents and injuries
Soft Tissue Wounds
Poisoning (including insect and marine bites and plant rashes - fun stuff)
Against the Elements - nature's revenge, the cold and the heat
CPR (sorry, we can't certify you) - we'll help you study, at least
Rescue Breathing (sorry, we still can't certify you) - what every babysitter should know (once they've learned where the ice cream is)
You Bet Your Life - we'll test what you know in our mini quiz show
Using Your Powers for Good - volunteering!
Thank You - acknowledgements, citations, and bibliography
e-mail us!!! We want your suggestions, questions, and comments!
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