First Aid Guide for Illness & Emergencies

First Aid Guide for Illness & Emergencies

The first aid instructions are provided by the UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers. Further discussion and care of illness or injury by your doctor is recommended.

We would like to acknowledge the many sources of first aid information commonly used in family medicine.

Thank you for the generous grant from the St. Margaret Foundation Family Health Center Fund.

Authors and contributors include
Alyssa D’Addezio, MD
Megan Killeen, MD
Lauren Salesi, MD
Danielle Ware, DO
Ann McGaffey, MD, FAAFP
Donald B. Middleton, MD
Patricia Klatt, PharmD
Gregory Castelli, PharmD
Montanya Crosby, RN
Amy Haugh, MLS
Abigail A. Jacobsen, MLIS
J. Dustin Williams, MLIS

Design & Illustration by Sun Min Kim

We thank Professor Kristin Hughes, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, for her guidance.

This publication may not be reproduced or distributed for a fee without the specific, written authorization of the authors.

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UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers.
For additional information please contact your UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Center.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment or formal first-aid training. Do not use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without first consulting a qualified health care provider. If you’re in a life-threatening medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately. Reasonable steps were taken to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date when published and is provided in good faith, as is, without any express, implied or other warranty whatsoever which are fully disclaimed. In no event will UPMC, UPMC St. Margaret, University of Pittsburgh and/or any of their respective employees or other representatives or collaborators herein be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from the use of or in connection with this information.