First Aid - Introduction
  Unintentional injury is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.  There are 37 million emergency room visits per year.  This number is absolutely staggering, and means that 1 out of 7 people will sustain injury requiring medical intervention.  The need for people with first aid skills is absolutely critical in decreasing the permanent damage or death to the victim.

First Aid is an administration of medical attention to the victim who sustained an injury, before qualified professional help arrives on the scene.  It often consists of a one-time and short-term treatment.  Please note that effective January 1, 2002, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) revised guidelines, the first aid application does not require to be recorded.

The most important thing is to define the situation based on the information available and proceed with medical assistance according to your training and knowledge.  This course will prepare you for these types of situations and besides other benefits and requirements could put you in the position to save someone's life. 

This material should be reviewed on regular basis to refresh your knowledge.  We all forget things we do not often use, and refreshing what you already know will only enhance your first aid administration skills.