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Introduction to First Aid

By

Amy H. Kaji

, MD, PhD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine

Last full review/revision Jun 2020| Content last modified Jun 2020
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The goal of first aid is to save life, to prevent an injury or illness from worsening, or to help speed recovery. First aid for cardiac arrest, choking, internal bleeding, minor wounds, and minor soft tissue injuries is discussed in this chapter. Other chapters discuss first aid for the following:

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