First Aid

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Terry Jo Gile MT(ASCP)MA Ed.

This introductory course to first aid is aimed at clinical laboratory science professionals and their work environment. Treatment of thermal and electrical burns, eye splash incidents, bleeding, bone fractures, and the Heimlich maneuver are covered. Appropriate for annual compliance training, clinical laboratory science students, and continuing education.


  • Demonstrate how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver
  • Tell how to administer bleeding aid
  • Tell how to treat fractures
  • Describe degrees of thermal burns and appropriate treatment
  • Explain how to treat chemical burns

Course Outline

  • Introduction
      • Introduction
  • Heimlich Maneuver
      • The Heimlich Maneuver
      • Before Performing Heimlich Maneuver
      • How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver
      • Caution
  • Bleeding
      • Bleeding Aid
      • Applying Direct Pressure
      • Elevate the Wound
      • Pressure Bandage
      • Call For Medical Help
  • Fractures
      • Fracture
      • Fracture Diagnosis
      • Fracture Treatment
  • Burns
    • Thermal Burns
      • Classification of Thermal Burns
      • First Degree Thermal Burns
      • Second Degree Thermal Burns
      • Third Degree Thermal Burns
      • Treatment of First and Second Degree
      • Treatment of Third Degree
    • Chemical Burns
      • Chemical Burns of Skin
      • Treatment of Chemical Burns of Skin
      • Chemical Burns of Eye
      • Treatment of Chemical Burns of Eye
  • Conclusion
      • CPR
      • Purpose of this Course

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Basic.

Intended Audience: All clinical laboratory personnel.

Author credentials: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed. of St. Louis, MO, has over 35 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She is a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. As President of her own consulting firm, Gile and Associates, she lectures and consults worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs including Chemical Hygiene, Bloodborne Pathogens, Formaldehyde, Ergonomics, Tuberculosis and the handling of diagnostic and infectious specimens for transport. Mrs. Gile is the author of four books published by the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). She serves as President-elect of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Safety Exam Chair of the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), and is a past board member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA).

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