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First Aid for Children

Learning basic first aid techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich Maneuver can help to save your child's life in an emergency.
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Splinters - Splinter Removal and Prevention
Kids commonly get splinters, often because they like to walk around barefoot and because they frequently play in and around places that make them prone to getting splinters, such as wooden playground equipment, backyards, and parks. Learn how to remove and prevent splinters, including when to see your pediatrician for help.

Head Injury: Symptoms of Head Injuries
Learn the symptoms of a serious head injury in children, including a loss of consciousness, persistent vomiting, seizures, change in behavior, or loss of balance, etc., and what you should do when your child has a minor head injury.

Learn how to recognize and treat your child's sunburn.

First Aid and Safety Photos
A first aid and safety photo gallery to help you learn how to keep your kids safe, review hidden dangers, and be prepared when your kids get hurt.

Snake Bites
Snake bites, how to prevent and treat bites from poisonous or venomous snakes, including basic first aid techniques and things to not do.

Creating a First Aid Kit
Review how to create a first aid kit so that you are prepared in any emergency in which a family member or you yourself are cut, burned or suffer other injuries.

First Aid for Common Emergencies
Learn first aid for common emergencies to be prepared if your kids are injured, including learning CPR, knowing what to do if your child is choking, or has a seizure, etc.

First Aid for Children Quiz
Parents are often in a panic when their kids get hurt. Take our First Aid for Children Quiz to see if you are ready for common childhood injuries, like burns, cuts, bites, etc.

Near Drowning - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Drowning is death by suffocation from being submerged in water. If a person has been rescued from a near drowning situation, first aid and medical attention is critical.

Heimlich Maneuver - Adam Health Encyclopedia
The Heimlich maneuver is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a victim's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. It can be used safely on both adults and children who are choking.

CPR - Infant - Adam Health Encyclopedia
CPR is a lifesaving procedure that is performed when an infant's breathing or heartbeat has stopped, as in cases of drowning, suffocation, choking, or injuries. Learn about CPR and infants.

CPR - Child (1 to 8 yrs old) - Adam Health Encyclopedia
CPR is a lifesaving procedure that is performed when a child's breathing or heartbeat has stopped, as in cases of drowning, suffocation, choking, or injuries. Learn more about young children and CPR.

Animal Bites - Adam Health Encyclopedia
An animal bite can result in a break in the skin, a bruise, or a puncture wound. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal bites.

CPR Simulator
Practice your cpr skills for infants and children with this interactive test.

Dog Bites Treament
Learn what you should do if your child is bitten by a dog, including cleaning the wound, using prophylactic antibiotics and evaluating if a rabies shot is needed.

Common Dental Emergencies
A comprehensive guide to common dental emergencies, including tooth fractures, avulsions, abscesses, and how to deal with a loose, broken, or missing tooth.

Choking Prevention and First Aid
American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on choking prevention and first aid, with tips to prevent choking in children, lists of dangerous foods and household items, and a visual guide to choking/CPR in children.

First Aid and Safety
Information on what to do in an emergency and basic first aid to protect your children.

First Aid Kit
Learn what supplies you need to include in a first aid kit, so that you are prepared to treat common childhood emergencies.

Learn CPR you can do it
Illustrated guide to learn CPR on infants, children and adults. Plus a video demonstration of CPR and information about performing the Heimlich Maneuver for choking victims.

Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines
Guidelines for performing pediatric basic life support (BLS) and advance life support (PALS), including airway support, rescue breathing, assessing circulation and performing chest compressions.

When your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services
A guide to identifying emergencies in children from the American Academy of Pediatrics, including recognizing a true emergency, what to do and a list of emergency numbers you can fill in and keep handy so that you are prepared.

First Aid for Seizures
Learn basic first aid for seizures, including knowing whether or not you should go to the emergency room after the seizure ends.

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