First aid videos

Journalists face the risk of serious injuries while on both dangerous and routine assignments. In situations when emergencies lead to severe injury, journalists should be prepared to deal with medical complications in order reduce the severity of injuries and to save both their lives and the lives of their colleagues.

CPJ’s series of First Aid videos to supplement training and enhance journalists’ medical preparedness can be easily downloaded on to a mobile phone and carried into an assignment.

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Disclaimer on CPJ’s first aid videos:

  • Watching CPJ’s first aid videos does not qualify as a doctor-patient relationship and does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine.
  • The information shared in these videos is not medical advice and is in no way a substitute for professional training or actual medical advice.
  • The information provided in CPJ’s first aid videos should not be relied on as comprehensive or error free.
  • All standards and guidelines included in this video are set forth in the U.S. Navy Field Medical Service Technician Student Handbook, version 4.0, the U.S. Army Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Wound Treatment Manual, edition 200, the U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course Manual, edition C, and the U.S. Navy Combat Lifesaver Tactical Combat Casualty Care Student Handbook, revised March 2010.
  • CPJ assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any error or omission from this video or from the use of the guidelines and standards included in this video.

View: first aid videos

1. Overview: Steps of First Aid

2a. Danger at the Scene

2b. Response Level of Casualties

3. Life-threatening Bleeding: Using a Tourniquet

4a. Managing the Airway: Placing the Casualty on Their Back

4b. Managing the Airway: Recovery Position

Managing the Airway: Jaw Thrust

Managing the Airway: Head-Tilt/Chin-Lift to Open Airway

Before CPR: Checking for Breathing

Adminstring CPR

Open or Sucking Chest Wounds

Controlling Blood Loss (all methods)

Controlling Blood Loss: Pressure Points Along Blood Vessels

Controlling Blood Loss: Direct Pressure

Controlling Blood Loss: Pressure Dressings

Controlling Blood Loss: Hemostatic Agents

Treating and Preventing Shock

Battlefield Injuries: Impalements and Embedded Objects

Battlefield Injuries: Abdominal Eviscerations

Musculoskeletal Injuries (complete)

Treating Broken Bones

Treating Muscle Strains

Treating Sprains

Treating Dislocations

Treating Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries

Treating Heat Injuries (complete)

Heat Injuries: Treating Cramps

Heat Injuries: Treating Heat Exhaustion

Heat Injuries: Treating Heat Stroke

Thermal Burns