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First Aid Basics

First Aid Basics

By J P
Exploring all things first aid related.
As an instructor with over 26 years experience my goal is to share some tips and tricks with you.
Bring 30+ years frontline healthcare experience (paramedicine, nursing and more). is our email address if you have any questions or comments. You can also find us on Twitter @Basics2020
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Medical Emergencies part 3, emergency child birth.
Basic overview on when childbirth is eminent, what preparations to make, how to assist with the birth and most importantly call EMS right away! You can always reach us through our email or Twitter account. @basics2020
March 6, 2021
Medical Emergencies part 2
This episode we discuss seizures; causes, signs and symptoms & proper treatment. @basics2020 Twitter handled. thank you
February 28, 2021
Medical Emergencies 1
In this series we will discuss various types of medical emergencies. This episode discusses diabetic emergencies. Signs and symptoms, First Aid treatment and of course anatomy. Feel free to email us at or Twitter @basics2020
February 21, 2021
Part 2 of bone and joint injuries
This episode we finish our discussion with bone and joint injuries this time providing first aid for closed fractures.
February 12, 2021
Bone and joint part 1
This episode we discuss different types of bone and joint injuries and address open fractures and the care of them.
February 5, 2021
Head and spinal injuries
In this episode we discuss anatomy with regard to head and spine as well as signs/symptoms, causes and treatment for head and spine injuries. Feel free to email us at
January 21, 2021
Final episode for wound care..
This episode we discuss guidelines for wounds that may need sutures and wounds that require further assessment or treatment. Recap of previous wound care podcasts as well. Please feel free to email us at
January 3, 2021
Continuation of wound care part 3.
This episode we discuss burns, (thermal, and chemical), and amputations. Treatment and precautions.
December 20, 2020
Wound care basics
This episode we discuss severe external bleeding and care, various types of minor and moderate wounds starting at the scalp downwards. Questions please email at
December 14, 2020
Introduction to wound care
Anatomy of the skin and functions, various types of bandage and dressings
December 12, 2020
Cardiovascular part four.
This episode we discuss internal and external bleeding, signs/shock treatment options and other chest trauma.
November 27, 2020
Episode 3 Cardiovascular podcast
This episode we discuss stroke,TIA. CPR and AED use for children and infants. Lastly we discuss how to place a person in recovery position.
November 25, 2020
Cardiovascular podcast part 2.
This episode we discuss three more common cardiovascular events one may see in a first aid setting. Also how/when to do CPR and use of a. AED.
November 23, 2020
Cardiovascular part 1
1/3 cardiovascular podcast discussing all of cardiovascular issues including anatomy, diseases, AED, CPR, blood vessels and first aid for trauma.
November 21, 2020
2/2 Respiratory illnesses
Wanted to add more to the Respiratory episode.
November 17, 2020
1/2 Respiratory issues
This is one of two respiratory episodes. It will involve; anatomy, common respiratory illnesses and injuries. Signs, symptoms and treatment for first aid measures.
November 16, 2020
Causes, signs and symptoms of choking in adults infants and children.
November 8, 2020
Primary and secondary assessment
Giving good care to a casualty should always have these basics. Primary survey are the ABCs (CAB for some). Secondly survey is the care to give if the person is breathing and has a pulse.
November 1, 2020
Scene size-up
Prior to giving care, we need to ensure the scene is safe and what hazards may be present.
October 25, 2020
Brief description of Anatomy and some basic medical terminology.
As with most things Healthcare, a good support is human anatomy. We cover the basics of anatomy and medical terms.
October 22, 2020
Chapters 1 & 2 First Aid Basics
In this episode we discuss my background with healthcare, podcast disclaimers, preparedness, legal aspects of first aid, EMS system, infection control and post emergency support.
October 17, 2020