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.

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 (8-1-1) if you need advice.

Essential information to rememberMany organizations offer first aid training, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It’s a good idea to know CPR in case you ever need to use it. Your municipality or CLSC can tell you about the courses available in your area.