Injuries, medical emergencies, and disasters can occur at any time and place, and often they require the assistance of skilled bystanders or public safety responders. In a serious emergency, knowledge of first aid and CPR can save a person’s life. In less serious situations, first aid techniques can ease pain, lessen shock, and prevent further injury.
These pages contain crucial information about first aid, CPR, and related techniques. To set up a first aid/CPR course at your home or place of business in Southern California or elsewhere, check out our First Aid and CPR course page.
A separate section exists for the following major areas of interest:
- Preparatory first aid information (human anatomy/physiology, general first aid objectives, scientific advisories, links, etc.)
- Assessment, communication, and resources
- CPR and related skills
- Environmental emergencies
- Medical emergencies
- Trauma emergencies
Please note: The information contained in this website is intended for general information only. This information is not a substitute for the consultation with a physician, the review of the applicable government regulations and standards, and/or the participation and successful completion of appropriate training. Lifesaving techniques discussed herein should only be attempted by those with adequate expertise and proper training and equipment. This information should not be construed as medical or legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the cited regulation(s), or consult with an attorney or physician.