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Administering first aid can significantly affect a victim's chances of
recovery from an emergency situation. First aid, in most cases, should
be administered only while waiting for medical help to arrive and is
not considered a substitute for trained medical care.
In this article you will learn the basics of first aid. You will learn breathing techniques like CPR and rescue breathing as well as the Heimlich maneuver. You will learn to treat injuries to the body, eyes, mouth and head. You will also learn what to do in cases of hypothermia, frostbite and heat-related ailments.
In most cases the first aid directions provided in this article are applicable to infants, children and adults. You'll learn what supplies you may need in case of an emergency and when to call EMS or the Poison Control Center.