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First aid

CPR, AED, first aid kit

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First aid is the initial care of injury or illnesses. First aid can be given by non-medical experts until more advanced medical care arrives. Situations such as unconsciousness, difficulty breathing, heart attacks, choking and poisoning usually require immediate care. By being trained in and giving first aid you can help save a life.

CPR and AED

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR consists of rescue breathing and chest compressions and is used when a person either is not breathing, or their heart stops beating. An AED is an automated external defibrillator that uses defibrillation to reestablish a regular heart rhythm.

CPR and AED training is available through Heart Safe Communities. 

First aid kit

A first aid kit can be prepackaged or self-assembled. Make sure your first aid kit includes the following:

  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Sterile eyewash

Keep your first aid kit in a location easily accessible at all times.

Emergency medicine

Our emergency medicine doctors, nurses and technicians are trained to respond to your needs during emergencies such as strokes, heart attacks, deep cuts,  head injuries, broken bones and difficulty breathing


The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 9-1-1 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only—they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.