First Aid and CPR by National Safety Council

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Currently, there is no vaccine or effective treatment for hepatitis C.  The best defense against AIDS is to avoid becoming infected. How Bloodborne Pathogens Are Transmitted HIV and HBV are usually transmitted (passed on) when disease organisms in body fluids enter the body through mucous membranes or through breaks in the skin.  The ways in which HIV can be transmitted have been clearly identified.  Babies born to HIV­infected women may become infected before or during birth, or through breast­feeding after birth.

In the basement").  This prevents false calls and allows a dispatch center without the enhanced 911 system to call back for additional information, if needed. , "My husband fell off a ladder and is not moving").  Number of persons needing help and any special conditions. , "My husband's head is bleeding") and any first aid you have tried (such as pressing on the site of the bleeding).  Refer to "nine­one­one," not "nine­eleven," because children may expect to find an 11 on the dial or on the push buttons.

While the laws Page 12 vary from state to state, Good Samaritan immunity generally applies only when the rescuer is (1) acting during an emergency, (2) acting in good faith, which means he or she has good intentions, (3) acting without compensation, and (4) not guilty of any malicious misconduct or gross negligence toward the victim (deviating from all rational first aid guidelines).  Good Samaritan laws should not be looked on as a substitute for competent first aid or for keeping within the scope of your training.

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