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Princeton's WordNet

  1. first aidnoun

    emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained


  1. first aidnoun

    Medical care provided immediately after an injury or sudden illness for the purpose of minimizing injurious effects, before more complete medical care becomes available.


  1. first aidnoun

    Basic medical care given to a an injury victim, usually where the injury is slight or where better care is not available.


  1. First aid

    First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care past the first aid intervention. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment. While first aid can also be performed on all animals, the term generally refers to care of human patients.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of first aid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of first aid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Sandra Tsiligeridu:

    He was shaking and he had hypothermia, thank god my husband is a doctor, he gave him first aid.

  2. Greta Gustafson:

    A great tool for any chef to have on hand is the freeRed Cross First Aid App, this app puts instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies — including burns — at your fingertips.

  3. Amanda Hernandez:

    In 2022, there have been seven inmates who required medical care beyond first aid for heat related injuries, none were fatal.

  4. Keith Ng:

    I am in the first aid team here, so I have to stay till the end, but for the other protesters, I think they will retreat as morale is very low now.

  5. Mark Mix:

    The paramedics and EMT’s, who provide lifesaving first aid to the citizens of Galesburg, should not have to be subjects of Teamsters union bosses whose so-called ‘representation’ they oppose.

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