Public Health Series: First Aid

Public Health Series: First Aid

Our Public Health Series will focus on creating awareness on the importance of public health in our communities. Our videos are designed for high school-level students. Lecture instructors include UIC Urban Health Program pre-health students and UIC College of Medicine students.



UIC Urban Health Club

May 28, 2020


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    Why is First Aid Important? UIC Urban Health Club •

    Provides quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives • Provides lifesaving help in an emergency • Can minimize damage to someone’s health and their body • First aid kits are a must have for every home; they are necessary so that you can treat ailments and injuries that happen at home
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    First Aid Triage Kit UIC Urban Health Club (16) Plastic

    Bandages, 1" x 3" (1) First Aid Tape, ½" x 5yd (10) Triple Antibiotic Ointment Packets (10) BZK Antiseptic Towelettes (1) CPR Mask with One Way Valve (1) Burn Dressing, 4" x 4" (10) First Aid/Burn Cream Packets, 0.9g (1) Cold Compress, 4" x 5" (2) Sterile Eye Pads 3" x 3" (1) Eyewash, 1oz (6) Hand Sanitizer Packets, 0.9g (4) Nitrile Exam Gloves (1) Conforming Gauze Roll, 2" (1) Scissors (2) Gauze Dressing Pads, 3" x 3" (2) Trauma Pads, 5" x 9" (1) Triangular Sling/Bandage, 40" x 40" x 56" (1) First Aid Guide OSHA Compliant = Minimally acceptable number and type of first-aid supplies for first-aid kits at a work site according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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    Emergency Phone Numbers UIC Urban Health Club It is important

    that you and your family members have a list of important contacts in case of an emergency. Information like an insurance policy number (if applicable) should be easily accessible.
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    COVID-19 Care Kit Essentials Pulse Oximeter Measures pulse rate and

    amount of oxygen in blood. Rapid pulse and low blood oxygen are signs of respiratory distress. Thermometer Measures body temperature. In adults anything above 100.4 F is considered a fever. Gatorade Its electrolytes treat the dehydration that can accompany COVID-19. Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) Used to treat minor aches and pains, and reduces fever. Hand Sanitizer Kills germs present on skin, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. It’s always best to wash hands with soap and water if available. Face masks To protect others from infection. Disposable Gloves Gloves are worn to prevent cross-contamination and serve as hand protection under certain circumstances.
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    Illinois COVID-19 Testing Sites For information on COVID-19 testing site

    locations and information on testing guidelines, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19. Locations are added and updated frequently.