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French Injury & First Aid Vocabulary

French Injury & First Aid Vocabulary

On this page you will find a complete list of French first aid (les premiers secours) and injury (la blessure) vocabulary. Below we’ve included links to vocabulary lists covering emergency phrases, hospital words and body parts.

First aid
  • les premiers secours first aid
  • se blesser to injure oneself
  • la blessure wound
  • la coupure cut
  • la brûlure burn
  • l’écharpe sling
  • la contusion bruise
  • la piqûre sting
  • l’épingle de sûreté safety pin
  • la serviette antiseptique antiseptic wipe
  • l’antiseptique antiseptic
  • l’attelle splint
  • l’hémorragie haemorrhage
  • l’empoisonnement poisoning
  • le choc shock
  • la respiration breathing
  • la blessure injury
  • l’accident accident
  • la trousse de premiers secours first aid box (UK) / kit (US)
  • presser/appuyer to apply pressure
  • le coup de soleil sunburn
  • le coup de lapin whiplash
  • la morsure bite
  • la pommade ointment
  • le bandage bandage
  • la pince fine tweezers
  • la gaze gauze
  • le sparadrap adhesive tape
  • l’ampoule blister
  • le choc électrique electric shock
  • sans connaissance unconscious
  • étouffer to choke
  • blesser to injure
  • l’urgence emergency
  • l’entorse sprain
  • l’écorchure graze
  • la fracture fracture
  • la minerve neckbrace
  • l’écharde splinter
  • la pansement band-aid (US) / plaster (UK)
  • les analgésiques painkillers
  • les ciseaux scissors
  • le pansement dressing
  • la réanimation resuscitation
  • la commotion cérébrale concussion
  • la traumatisme crânien head injury
  • le pouls pulse
  • stérile sterile

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