Wednesday, October 13, 2010

About Today: 8 First Aid Tips You'll Actually Use 10/12/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
The Hubleys are what you'd call an accident-prone family. We're excellent at tripping up the stairs, falling from high places, and trying to dice our fingers with the celery. For this reason, my family has always tried to stay up-to-date on the latest first aid techniques.

8 First Aid Tips You'll Actually Use
Years ago, when my sister took her turn at trying to add her fingertips to the salad, I sat in the back seat with her on the way to the emergency room. My mother commended me on holding her hand above her heart, to slow the bleeding. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was trying to keep the blood off my shirt.

5 Reasons to Call 911
Sometimes, though, you don't want to wait for your blood-phobic sister to help you get to the ER. At those times, call 911 immediately.

9 First Aid Skills That Can Really Save a Life
This is a favorite Hubley skill: Using an Epi-pen. When you're allergic to the earth, it's a good idea to be prepared.

What Should You Have in Your First Aid Kit?
My friends find it hilarious that I travel with a first aid kit at all times. This is perhaps because they're not as accident-prone, but I still maintain it's a good idea.

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