First Aid

Greetings to comprehensive Harm Reduction educational category dedicated to First Aid. Mindheal is designed to provide accurate, evidence-based information to those seeking to understand and effectively apply first aid principles in various situations, particularly in contexts involving substance use. Whether you’re a user, a healthcare professional, or a concerned individual, our goal is to educate and empower you with the knowledge necessary to minimize harm and save lives.

Our site offers extensive guides on a wide range of first aid topics. These include basic first aid techniques, CPR, wound care, and handling common emergencies such as overdoses and allergic reactions. For example, our guide on CPR provides step-by-step instructions on performing chest compressions and rescue breaths.

Learn how to recognize and respond to overdoses from various substances, including opioids, stimulants, psychedelics and alcohol. We provide clear instructions on the use of naloxone for opioid overdoses, signs of stimulant overdose, and how to manage alcohol poisoning. Our article on opioid overdose includes information on how to administer naloxone, recognize symptoms such as pinpoint pupils and slow breathing, and what to do while waiting for emergency services.

Discover harm reduction techniques that can be applied in emergency situations to minimize further injury or harm. This includes using clean equipment for wound care, avoiding moving injured individuals unless necessary, and creating a safe environment for recovery. For instance, our resource on managing seizures offers advice on protecting the individual from injury, such as removing nearby objects and cushioning the head.

We understand that first aid can be a critical skill in saving lives, particularly in contexts involving substance use, and our mission is to ensure that all individuals have access to the information they need to respond effectively in emergencies.

Join us on this journey of education and preparedness, and empower yourself with the knowledge to make a difference in critical situations.