1. First aid for burns

  • To treat a minor burn, run cool water over the affected area for up to 15 minutes.
  • If that’s not possible, apply a cool compress to the area instead.
  • Avoid applying ice to burned tissue. It can cause more damage.

2. First aid CPR

  • Place both hands on the center of their chest, with one hand on top of the other.
  • Press straight down to compress their chest repeatedly, at a rate of about 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
  • Compressing the chest to the beat of “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees or “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé can help you count at the correct rate.
  • Continue performing chest compressions until professional help arrives.

3. First aid for nosebleed

  • Sit down and lean their head forward.
  • Using the thumb and index finger, firmly press or pinch the nostrils closed.
  • Continue to apply this pressure continuously for five minutes.
  • Check and repeat until the bleeding stops.

4. First aid for heatstroke

  • Cover with a cool, damp sheet.
  • Apply a cool, wet towel to the back of their neck.
  • Sponge them with cool water.
Topics #First Aid #World First Aid Day