More First Aid Myths From The Oregonian

The Oregonian agrees: some of what you “know” about First Aid is probably wrong.

This weekend’s article even puts some hard stats behind that hunch:

More than half of 654 parents in a recent survey answered incorrectly some basic questions about treating burns, insect stings and bites. Three-fourths held mistaken notions about treating cuts and scrapes.

Wow. That’s a lot!

Thankfully the Oregonian also does a little myth-busting on the subjects of: bee stings, scrapes, splinters, sunburns, drowning and snakebites. Read up, then take a class.


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