First aid

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As a parent, you will at some point have to care for and provide comfort to your child when he injures himself. Here are a few first aid basics that may come in handy in case of an accident.

Keep in mind, however, that these basics cannot replace a first aid course. Many organizations offer first aid training, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction. Your town, city, or CLSC can tell you what is available in your area.

You may also need the opinion or assistance of a health professional. Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 in an emergency, or Info-Santé if you need advice.