The Basics: Overview
Do you know what to do in an emergency? What if someone has a heart attack or an allergic reaction?
An accident or emergency can happen at any time. Giving first aid is what you can do to help someone before medical help arrives. Taking action right away can help save a life.
Take these steps so you’ll be prepared for an emergency:
- Know when to call 911.
- Learn how to help someone who is choking.
- Take a class to learn first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
- Keep a first aid kit at home and in your car.