Emergency Medical

Medical crews may not be able to reach you quickly after a disaster. The following resources can help you care for injuries until medical help arrives.

Health Topics
Search medical references for over 950 health issues. You can read about symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Adult First Aid, CPR, AED Ready Reference (PDF, 660 KB)
Get a detailed guide on how to give adult first aid. Learn about CPR, choking, burns, head or neck injuries, stroke, and more.  (American Red Cross)

Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED Ready Reference (PDF, 756 KB)
Get a detailed guide on how to give child or infant first aid. You can learn about: How to check an injured or ill child, CPR, choking, using an AED, how to control bleeding, burns, poisoning, and seizures. (American Red Cross)

Emergency Wound Care After a Natural Disaster (PDF, 88 KB)
Learn how you can care for minor wounds after a disaster. You can also learn about what wounds should get medical treatment as soon as possible, as well as things that can cause infection. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Traumatic Brain Injury | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn the causes and types of traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can get information by topic; learn how to prevent TBI as well as the signs and symptoms, and find data and statistics. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Last Updated: 02/05/2018