First Aid

The following websites offer factsheets and information on first-aid. The Red Cross website also has an app which will give you instant access to step-by-step advice, videos and other information you may need in order to carry out first-aid. 

Some scenarios in which you might use first-aid techniques before emergency services take over could be: choking, severe bleeding, the recovery position, CPR (cardio-pulmonary resucitation), what to do when someone is unresponsive, and what to do in the case of a heart attack.

Please note that factsheets and information are not a substitute for first-aid training. 


The Irish Red Cross 

The Irish Red Cross website offers a First Aid App, and downloadable posters. 

The organisation also offers various training courses nationwide including emergency first-aid, paediatric and family first-aid, and practical first-aid. 

Downloadable poster covering a range of emergency situations:




St.John’s Ambulance 

The St John’s Ambulance website offers free downloadable resources including a wide range of factsheets

There is a dedicated section on the website for parents under “First aid advice”



Order of Malta 

The Order of Malta in Ireland also delivers courses. Courses offered include first-aid for babies and children, cardiac first responder, basic first aid, paediatric first aid, and save-a-life emergency first aid.