- first aid
- Immediate assistance administered in the case of injury or sudden illnes by a bystander or other lay person, before the arrival of trained medical personnel.
* * *first aid .fərst-'ād n emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained
* * *procedures used in an emergency to help a wounded or ill patient before the arrival of a doctor or admission to hospital.
* * *the initial emergency care and treatment of an injured or ill person before definitive medical and surgical management can be secured.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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first-aid — first aid·er; … English syllables
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first aid — first aid, adj. first aider, n. emergency aid or treatment given to someone injured, suddenly ill, etc., before regular medical services arrive or can be reached. [1880 85] * * * … Universalium
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first aid — emergency treatment for injury or sudden illness, before regular medical care is available first aid [fʉrst′ād′] adj … English World dictionary
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