first aid

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first aid (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Basic medical care given to an injury victim, usually where the injury is slight or where better care is not available.
    • 2022 August 10, Dr Mike Esbester, “New understandings from old incidents”, in RAIL, number 963, pages 58–59:
      He slipped and fell under the wagon's wheels, losing his left leg. His presence of mind was quite amazing. The report notes that Webb's knowledge of first aid probably saved his life, and he was able to instruct others who came to help him.

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