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  • n. Someone who can administer first aid


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  • Paramedics say that the gravest mistake a first-aider might make here is to act too hastily.

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  • But you could have done very little, first-aider or not, to help, and your first human instinct, having checked yourself over for missing limbs, hands, was to save yourself and let the professionals do their job.

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  • Of course, she'd been the office first-aider since that course last year.

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  • Those in a stocked public fallout shelter would have available the basic medical kit stored there, and perhaps one or more shelter occupants might be a doctor, nurse, or trained first-aider.

    In Time of Emergency A Citizen's Handbook on Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters (1968)

  • The keen first-aider raised the boy's leg to slow the bleeding, while another neighbour dialled 999. Top EMS News

  • A first-aider was called, then a doctor, then an ambulance.

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  • 'I went down because someone called for a first-aider but when I got there the paramedics had already arrived.

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  • In a slum area, a volunteer first-aider dressed the wounds of a girl who had been trapped in rubble.

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  • Am a little distracted as am working for my "secouriste" certificate today and tomorrow - this is a French government scheme and is a bit more than becoming a first-aider.


  • The role of the lay rescuer / first-aider (i.e. anyone who is not a certified medic or paramedic) is to continue to give CPR until the patient starts to breathe unaided or professional help arrives to take over.



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