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:
- First Aid and CPR Glossary
- First Aid Training Levels, Titles, and Disciplines
- History of First Aid and CPR
- Important First aid/CPR links