CPR/AED + First Aid + BBP Certification Manual: Common First Aid Mistakes

Common First Aid Mistakes
Common Mistakes
  • Entering a dangerous situation to provide first aid
  • Not asking permission to administer first aid
  • Not calling 911 before treating anything but a minor wound
  • Treating a minor wound before starting CPR or stopping a severe bleed
  • Not cleaning a wound before bandaging it
  • Unnecessarily moving a dislocated joint or fractured bone
  • Not using PPE prior to administering first aid
  • Improperly removing PPE and contaminating yourself 
  • Not properly disposing contaminated PPE