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Why is first-aid training important?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The steps a rescuer takes during the first few minutes of a medical emergency are critical - they can mean the difference between temporary or permanent disability or between life and death. That's why first-aid knowledge and training are so important. They prepare you to intervene calmly and effectively in a medical emergency. Everyone has a chance to be a life saver.
Doc's First Aid Guide: Read It Before You Need It

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Doc's First Aid Guide: Read It Before You Need It

In a medical emergency, time is of the essence. "Doc's First Aid Guide" is an illustrated, first-aid pocket handbook designed to be used as a quick reference and includes the latest CPR guidelines....

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