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Need to find a first aid course or other training? Want to know more about CPR or how to set up an emergency first aid kit in your home or office? This is the place to start learning about how to deal with medical emergencies of all sorts.

Emergency Preparedness, Natural Disasters, and Pregnancy

Emergency Preparedness, Natural Disasters, and Pregnancy

A few hours ago I received the news that a dear friend went into labor, and should give birth to her first child sometime...
First Aid for Dental and Orthodontic Emergencies

First Aid for Dental and Orthodontic Emergencies

I've noticed that first aid kits tend to focus on bodily injury: burns, lacerations, broken bones, and the like. Occasionally some attention is given...
Heart Attacks, Strokes, and CPR: What You Need to Know

Heart Attacks, Strokes, and CPR: What You Need to Know

It's a sobering fact about our nation: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control....
Personal Survival Kits: An Introduction

Always Have a Personal Survival Kit with You

A personal survival kit (or PSK, if you like initialisms) is one of those pieces of equipment like a fire extinguishers or a can...
Teaching First Aid to Children

Absolutely Teach First Aid to Children

I love kids and I love teaching, and I've combined both of those joys over the years in a variety of ways. I've found...
5 Medical Certifications Anyone Can Get - And Why They Help

5 Medical Certifications Anyone Can Get – And Why They Help

You don't have to go through four years of medical school to acquire useful skills that can serve your own survival and others. In...
First Aid for Trauma: Dealing with the Aftermath of an Attack

First Aid for Trauma: Dealing with the Aftermath of an Attack

You, dear reader, are a smart person. Level headed, intelligent, thoughtful. You know the importance of first aid skills, of having a home first...
Prepping for Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Tornadoes

Before the Flood: Prepping for Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Tornadoes

While much of the United States is blessed with a pretty mild climate, extreme weather events do happen in season. For coastal regions in...
Home First Aid: Getting Started

Home First Aid Kit: Getting Started

Be honest: how many of you have a well maintained home first aid kit? How many members of your family know where it is—or...
How to Make a Family Emergency Plan

How to Make a Family Emergency Plan

If you have a family, then you need a family emergency plan. I hate to be blunt, but it really is that simple and that...
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