First Aid – Tourniquet

If continuous pressure has not stopped the bleeding and bleeding is extremely severe, a tourniquet may be used until medical help arrives or bleeding is controllable. The tourniquet should be applied to the limb between the bleeding site and the heart and tightened so bleeding can be controlled by applying direct pressure over the wound. To make a tourniquet, use bandages

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How to Deal with Adults and Children Choking

If someone is choking, you need to assess the situation quickly to see how best you can help. This information applies to adults and children over one year old. Choking happens when someone’s airway suddenly gets blocked so they cannot breathe. Their airway can be partly or fully blocked. In adults, choking is usually caused by food getting stuck. In

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