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Why should I learn how to give first aid care?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
You should learn to give first aid care, because some day you may be in the position to save a life or help in an emergency. While you are never required to help, having the ability to do so helps empower you and the people you can help. Call you local Red Cross for more information.
If you are trained in first aid, you can give help that can save a life in the first few minutes of an emergency. First aid can be the difference between life and death.

Often, it makes the difference between complete recovery and permanent disability. By knowing what to do and acting on that knowledge, you can make a difference.

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