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First aid topics

Get help straight away!

If someone has stopped breathing or collapsed, phone 111 and ask for an ambulance.

Bites and stings

Bleeding
Heavy bleeding
Bleeding nose

Bones, muscles, and joints
Achilles tendon rupture
Broken bones
Dislocated joint
Strains and sprains

Breathing difficulties
Hyperventilation

Burns
Water (scalding), electrical and chemical
Sunburn

Chest pain
Angina
Heart attack

Children: First aid for children

Choking

Cuts, scrapes, and wounds
Bruises

Drowning

Foreign objects and chemicals
Chemicals in eye
Object in ear
Object in eye
Object in nose

Fainting and funny turns

Head injury

Poisoning
Alcohol poisoning
Chemical poisoning
Drug overdose
Food poisoning

Seizures

Stroke

Unconscious person
Still breathing
Not breathing baby
Not breathing child or adult

Find out what happens when you call an ambulance.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. December 2016.