Field First Aid

Follow @1staid4 or search #1stAid4 for healthcare information in Kreyol-French-Spanish-English: water contamination, fractures, preparedness, etc.

Contact to request specific information or report problems with files/links.

Field First Aid on Twitter

About @1staid4:  posts on Twitter, #1stAid4 peoples in need of emergency First Aid information, e.g. #1staid4 #haiti and #1staid4 #chile All material is obtained from professional/reliable/vetted sources.

First aid, preparedness, and safety information in Creole/Kreyol, French, and Spanish, such as water contamination, fractures, etc can be found posted on Twitter by @1staid4.  Information includes how-to steps for treatment of injuries or treatment of water for purification.  There are also first aid tips, trends based on current conditions in Haiti.  In addition, we post links to images of first aid treatment as published by @Hesperian Books and other organizations.  FirstEmergency info-Creole/Kreyol-French-Spanish: water contamination, fractures, etc

To access this information:  follow @1staid4 or scroll their homepage, or search #1stAid4.

– Guide for non-Creole-speaking medical personal
– English to Creole with pictures and phoenetics

Donate Blood to Help Save Lives!

Some facts:
* Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.
* 38% of the U.S population is eligible to donate blood, but only 10% of Americans do so.
* Every unit of blood can save up to three lives.

Locate Blood Banks by Zip Code at:
Schedule an appointment at:

The American Red Cross is responding to the tragic earthquake in Haiti by providing first aid, food and water, emotional support and emergency relief supplies. The American Red Cross is providing blood and blood products this week at the request of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and will coordinate future requests for blood among its blood collector partners.

“Where There is No Doctor”*

Help Haiti Heal seeks to provide practical, easily understood information on how to manage health concerns and injuries that occur following a disaster.

Urgent response methods & means include:

  • Immediate actions to take at point-of- care.  These can both save lives and provide for obtaining additional care.
  • The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections resulting from disasters.

Help Haiti Heal wishes to acknowledge the contribution of:
Hesperian Books – The classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is the “most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world. ”  Where There is No Doctor is available in more than 75 languages and is a baseline for many of our translated first aid materials.  (Note: Help Haiti Heal is not affiliated with Hesperian books.)

  1. January 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Infections hit after earthquakes, mostly because clean water supply is cut. Water can be cleaned by the sunlight in PET bottles (most plastic bottles, NOT glass). Fill the bottle with water clear enough to read through (pass it through cloth if you need to), close the bottle, and leave it in the sun for 6 hours. If there is no sun, leave it for 12 hours. The method is here:

    Les infections suivent les tremblements de terre, quand l’eau est coupée. L’eau peut être désinfectée par le soleil dans des bouteilles de PET (la plupart des bouteilles de plastique, mais PAS dans des bouteilles de verre). Remplir la bouteille avec de l’eau assez claire pour lire à travers (si elle ne l’est pas, la passer à travers un tissu d’abord), fermer la bouteille, et la laisser 6 heures au soleil. Si le ciel est couvert, la laisser 12h. La méthode est ici:

  2. January 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    When there is no Hospital – I am delighted to announce that effective immediately Weberdlee twitter user @helpiranheal and @HelpHaitiHeal is now the editor for this page.

  3. January 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Creole made easy workbook. Medical Creole – English to Creole with pictures and phoenetics

    Click to access medicalcreole.pdf

  4. weberdlee
    November 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Pwoteje sante ou, trete dlo a!

    Dezenfekte dlo nan solèy – yon metòd SODIS – se yon fason senp pou dezenfekte dlo pou bwè ki kontamine. Avèk SODIS ou kapab evite maladi tankou dyare, kolera, oubyen tifoyid.

    1. Pran yon boutèy PET. Retire etikèt la. Boutèy yo dwe pwòp, toujou nan bon kondisyon, transparan, pa kolore epi gwosè yo pa dwe depase twa lit.

    2. a) Plen boutèy la ak dlo. Fèmen bouchon an.
    b)Si dlo a pa pwòp li dwe fi ltre.

    3. Mete boutèy la nan solèy la depi maten jiska aswè, omwen 6 zèdtan. Konsa reyon Iltra Vyolèt yo ap detwi mikwòb ki ka bay enfeksyon sa yo ki responsab pou maladi ki bay dyare yo. Lè syèl la genyen plis pase mwatye ki kouvri, boutèy la dwe nan solèy la de (2) jou youn apre lòt.

    4. Konyea ou kapab bwè dlo a. Ou dwe konsève dlo trete an nan boutèy la ou li pa kontamine.

    òganizasyon Mondyal pou Sante OMS, UNICEF ak la Kwa-Wouj rekòmande SODIS kòm yon metòd altènatif pou tretman dlo pòtab nan peyi ki ap devlope yo.

    Enstiti Federal Swis Pou Syans ak Teknoloji Nan Zafè Dlo
    Dlo pwòp pou tout moun.

  5. September 24, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized
    it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: