Author Archives: Krystal Erickson

Life-Saving Skills: How to Administer First Aid (Wound and Bruise Care)

Image of an arm with a white cloth bandage wrapped around the hand

Dressing a wound for the first time can be nerve-wracking. How do you know when you’ve cleaned and dressed it sufficiently?

Fortunately, anyone can learn how to care for a patient with a wound. Whether it’s a minor cut or a severe injury, you can follow some basic steps to help prevent infection and further complications.

At Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide essential first aid, including wound care, to save lives.

Life-Saving Skills: How to Perform CPR in Emergency Situations

Image showing a CPR class in progress, with a participant practicing chest compressions on a mannequin.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a critical life skill that can mean the difference between life and death in emergencies.

At Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we empower community members to become certified First Responders with CPR knowledge that can save lives.

Here’s when and how you can effectively perform CPR during emergencies.