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Contents

General Topics
First Aid Kit
Altitude Sickness
Bites and Stings - Snakebite
Bleeding - Nosebleeds
Blisters
Bloodborne Pathogens
Broken Bones
Burns - Sunburn
Cancer - Heart Disease - Stroke
Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs
Choking
Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Bruises
Dehydration
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock
Eye Injury - Object in Eye
Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke
Hyperventilation
Hypothermia - Frostbite
Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps
Nausea - Motion_Sickness
Poisoning
Poisonous Plants
Puncture Wounds - Fishhook - Splinters
Shock
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy
Tooth Injury
Transporting an Injured Person
Triage
Wilderness First Aid


General Topics

  Expert Village Videos: First Aid - EVVideo: Basics - EVVideo: Basics2 - EVVideo: Calling 911 *Mayo Clinic First Aid Guide - Mayo: Fever- Mayo: Fainting - PFAVideo: Fainting

About.com
ProFirstAid (PFAVideo).
American Red Cross Training Online - The Greater Indianapolis Chapter offers many certified American Red Cross first aid courses for a fee.


First Aid Kit

See: First Aid Kit


First Aid Treatments

Altitude Sickness

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Altitude Sickness
Requirement for Camping and Hiking Merit Badges.


Bites and Stings

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Bites - Stings - Ticks


  EVVideo: Insect Bites & Stings - EVVideo: First Aid for Insect Bites - EVVideo: Brown Recluse Spider Bite - EVVideo: Chigger Bite - EVVideo: How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings - EVVideo: Bee Stings - EVVideo: Bee Stings - EVVideo: Ticks

Snakebite
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Snakebite

  EVVideo: Venomous Snake Bite

Bleeding

Shortcut:
Bleeding

  EVVideo: Bleeding - EVVideo: Bleeding2 - PFAVideo: Minor Bleeding - PFAVideo: Serious Bleeding - About.com Video: Dress a Wound

Nosebleeds
Shortcut:
Nosebleeds

  EVVideo: Nose Bleeds - About.com Video: Nosebleeds


Blisters

Shortcut:
Blisters


Bloodborne Pathogens

Shortcut:
Bloodborne Pathogens

PFAVideo: Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens - PFAVideo: What are Bloodborne Pathogens? - PFAVideo: How to Reduce the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens

Broken Bones

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Broken Bones - Fractures
Splints
Slings


Burns

Shortcut:
Burns

  EVVideo: Burns - About.com Video: Burn - EVVideo: Treating Second Degree Burns

Sunburn
Shortcut:
Sunburn

  EVVideo: Sunburn

Cancer

Shortcut:
Cancer


Heart Disease
Shortcut:
Heart Disease


Stroke
Shortcut:
Stroke

Chest Pain - Heart Attack - CPR - AEDs

Shortcut:
Chest Pain - Heart Attack
CPR - AED

  EVVideo: CPR - PFAVideo: *NEW* Hands-Only CPR - About.com Video: Hands Only CPR - PFAVideo: Adult CPR - EVVideo: CPR Basics

  PFAVideo: AED Intro

Choking

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Choking

  EVVideo: First Aid for Choking Victims - PFAVideo: Choking - About.com Video: Heimlich Maneuver

Cuts - Scrapes - Abrasions - Bruises

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Cuts - Scrapes
Abrasions - Bruises

  EVVideo: Cuts (Lacerations) - EVVideo: Abrasions

Dehydration

Shortcut:
Dehydration


Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock

Shortcut:
Electrical Burns - Electrical Shock


Eye Injury - Object in Eye

Shortcut:
Eye Injury - Eye Injuries


Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

Shortcut:
Head Injuries - Neck Injuries - Back Injuries

  PFAVideo: Head, Neck and Back Injuries

Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke

Shortcut:
Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke

Hyperventilation

Shortcut:
Hyperventilation


Hypothermia - Frostbite

Shortcut:
Hypothermia - Frostbite

Muscle Sprains - Strains - Cramps

Shortcut:
Sprains - Strains - Cramps

  EVVideo: Strained Muscle - EVVideo: Slings

Nausea - Motion_Sickness

Shortcut:
Motion Sickness - Nausea
Requirement for Motorboating Merit Badge and Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge

Poisoning

Shortcut:
Poisoning

Poisonous Plants

Shortcut:
Poisonous Plants

  *EVVideo: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

Puncture Wounds

Shortcut:
Puncture Wounds - Fishhook

  EVVideo: Puncture Wounds

Shock

Shortcut:
Shock

  PFAVideo: Shock

Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

Shortcut:
Seizures - Convulsions - Epilepsy

  EVVideo: Seizures - PFAVideo: Seizures

Tooth Injury

Shortcut:
Tooth Injury


Transporting an Injured Person

Shortcut:
Transporting an Injured Person

  EVVideo: How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself

Triage

Shortcut:
Triage - Assessing Injury


Wilderness First Aid

Shortcut:
Wilderness First Aid

EVVideo: Wilderness First Aid


Related Awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards
Emergency Preparedness-related awards


See also


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