first (1st) aid

Last reviewed 01/2018

First aid is the initial support and therapy given to a casualty to revive, prevent further harm and / or to prepare them for more specialised assistance.

The information given over the following pages isn't a substitute for a professional first aid course and regular revision.

First aid courses are organised by the following organisations in the U.K. :

  • St. John's Ambulance Association
  • British Red Cross Society
  • St. Andrew's Ambulance Association