Why you shouldn’t soak a splinter, and other ways first aid has changed

July 26, 2021

The Washington Post

“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 Sean McGann, a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians. If your first-aid techniques aren’t on target, you could end up exacerbating an injury. In a study in which 654 adults took a multiple-choice test on recommended first-aid skills, not a single one answered every question correctly, and only half of the adults were familiar with 60 percent of the questions. It shouldn’t be that way.

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