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First Aid

Consider learning first aid? Learning basic first aid is an important skill that could serve many purposes.

First aid is a skill which is useful to have in a number of situations, at home, at work or in the community.

Having a first aid kit in your vehicle will let you treat minor injuries quickly or provide support until other help is available.

A basic first aid kit may include:

  • Washproof plasters and / or sterile dressings to stop bleeding on minor cuts and scrapes.
  • Disposable health care gloves, to prevent the spread of disease or infection.
  • An instant cold compress to help lessen or prevent inflammation.
  • Antiseptic wipe packets, to cleanse superficial cuts and scrapes.
  • Triangular / Roller bandages to keep dressing in place, apply pressure, or support a sprain.
  • Adhesive cloth tape / safety pins, to secure bandages or gauze.

For more information about first aid and first aid courses visit the British Red Cross website.

Other providers of First Aird training are available.

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