What are the new first aid rules?

July 19, 2022

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When it comes to treating injuries, the strategies our parents used may no longer be the right things to do. In some cases, folk tales have been debunked; in others, doctors have found better treatments.

“As we learn new things from science, the guidelines change—and that’s happening with first aid. We now have better evidence of what works,” says Dr Sean McGann, a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians and a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

If your first-aid techniques aren’t on target, you could end up exacerbating an injury.

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