First Aid 101

First aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), is basic emergency care given to an ill or injured person before advanced medical treatment (i.e., advanced life support and definitive therapies, hospitalization, rehabilitation, etc.) can be obtained. Everyone should learn first aid and CPR so assistance can be rendered as quickly as possible.

The following topics give general background of first aid/CPR:

The section on Preparatory Information gives foundational information for first aid rescuers. To find First Aid/CPR/AED classes taught by Water Safety Guy in Southern California, click this link.