First aid is the provision of initial limited care for an illness or injury. It is usually
performed by a lay person to a sick or injured patient until definitive medical treatment
can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care. It generally consists of series of simple and potentially life-saving
techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.
Click here to find out more about First Aid information from the American Academy of
Family Physicians AAFP website.