First Aid and Injury Prevention

Do you know what to do in the event of a medical emergency? Knowing how to administer first aid to someone with an illness or injury can be the difference between life and death. Brush up on your skills with information about first aid and injury prevention, and give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll know what to do in an emergency situation.

All articles in First Aid and Injury Prevention
  • Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury

    Learn how to treat ankle sprains.

  • Burns: Preventing Burns in Your Home

    Prepare your family and your home for unexpected fires and burns. Taking preventive steps can make a big difference in…

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can save someone’s life. Learn when and how to use it, as well as the benefits and…

  • Caring for Your Incision After Surgery

    Surgical incisions require certain care to avoid infection or further damage. Instructions for care will depend on the size and…

  • Cast Care

    Casts and splints keep broken bones and torn tissue in place long enough to heal. They require special care to…

  • Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Selecting the safest baby gear products is an important first step in keeping your baby safe, which is your No…

  • Dehydration

    Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t get enough fluids for it to work properly. It can happen after vomiting, diarrhea,…

  • Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    Falls happen at every age. However, they can lead to serious consequences for older persons. Many falls can be prevented…

  • Fireworks Safety

    Lighting fireworks is a fun American tradition, but it can be dangerous. Follow these tips to stay safe.

  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

  • Infant CPR/Choking

    CPR is an important lifesaving technique to use in emergencies, such as choking. Learn how to give CPR to an…

  • Knee Bracing: What Works?

    Knee braces are supports worn when you have pain in your knee or to prevent knee injuries. Research on how…

  • Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries

    Injuries are common problems at work, home, and play. Learn how to avoid back injuries with safety and proper…

  • Post-traumatic Stress After a Traffic Accident

    Learn about post-traumatic stress after a car accident and how your doctor can help you deal with it

  • Secondary Drowning

    What is secondary drowning? “Secondary drowning” is a non-medical term used to refer to delayed symptoms that are experienced after a person has been in water. It is a rare problem. It can happen when someone is exposed to water — even a small amount

  • Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle, but it can cause muscle soreness. Learn how to treat…

  • Video: Firearm Safety at Home

    Firearm injuries happen every day, so it’s important to teach your kids what to do if they find a firearm.  Whether it’s real or not, they should always apply these four steps: Stop. Don’t touch. Go away. And tell an adult. Remember

  • Video: Preventing and Treating Concussions

    Concussions can happen to anyone, during any physical activity. And you don’t have to get hit in the head or lose consciousness to have a concussion. If you suspect a concussion, don’t let your child return to the game until they’ve been

  • What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when…