First aid is an issue that can often be overlooked and ignorance of even basic procedures can result in unnecessary trauma and serious situations becoming worse.
Download the excellent free St John Ambulance app First Aid available for iPhone or Android. They also do a First Aid for Cyclists app, which focuses on cycling accidents only.
You should also be able to recognise and know first aid for other health conditions such as heart attack, stroke and epilepsy, as these can happen when out cycling.
First Aid for Cyclists Presentation
Steve Evans, a Paramedic and cyclist has created a first aid course which is aimed specifically at cyclists. He is distributing the course as widely as possible and at no charge.
CPR section - for heart attacks
This part of the presentation deals with resuscitation and is essential viewing for dealing with a heart attack. CPR First Aid Course - Slideshow
Think you know how to do it? Then test yourself with this short online course from USA: http://www.firstaidweb.com/
The full first aid course
Copyright of the presentation belongs to Steve but the course can be circulated and used freely by all cyclists and first aiders.
For more first aid advice and details of first aid training see the St John Ambulance website.