First Aid and CPR Resources
[Note: I am not a medical professional, First Aid and/or CPR expert. If you are, please do help make this information as current and as complete as possible by contributing any resources and information you find helpful just by responding to this thread.]
We should all know basic First Aid and CPR. It is particularly important to have these skills if you practice S&M or any form of physical play. Below I have put together some general resources that I think you will find very useful in learning First Aid and CPR by yourself or through a course.
What is CPR?
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR is a rescue and basic life-support technique for someone whose heart or breathing has stopped. When the heart stops beating or breathing stops, the first few minutes are critical in possibly saving a life or preventing severe, permanent damage. CPR may keep a person alive until professional medical treatment is available.
Basic online CPR training:
Where you can get CPR training in New York:
American Heart Association
American Red Cross of New York
American Safety & Health Institute (click on “Training Centers”)
Fire Department of New York
Medic First Aid International
Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City
For the most recent list of these resources see Public Health Emergency Preparedness by New York City Department of Health and Mental Health.
What is First Aid?
First aid is the provisional and initial care for an illness or injury. Typically, It is performed by non-expert until professional medical treatment can be obtained or arrives on sight.
Basic online First Aid training:
Where you can get First Aid training in New York:
General Medical Information
Here is some general medical information that is useful for BDSM practitioners courtesy of Doc-: