first aid

noun

Definition of first aid

: emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained

Examples of first aid in a Sentence

She gave him first aid for his sprained ankle.
Recent Examples on the Web The stepson, who administered first aid until deputies arrived, has not been charged with any crimes. Paul Best, Fox News, 29 July 2022 Officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 20 July 2022 Officers administered first aid, though Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 1 July 2022 Officers found him in the driveway of the home and administered first aid, but the man died at the scene. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2022 One administered first aid while the other stood guard in a nearby apartment. NBC News, 17 Apr. 2022 Team medical experts were present at the game and administered first aid before he was transferred to Greenwich Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 Within a few minutes, the officers administered first aid but Ragland did not survive. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 19 Oct. 2021 Two Coast Guard members climbed onto the boat and administered first aid before escorting the vessel to Rockport Harbor. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of first aid

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“First aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20aid. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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first aid

noun

Kids Definition of first aid

: care or treatment given to an ill or injured person in an emergency

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Medical Definition of first aid

: emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained

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