Action: Standard action. The subject must be adjacent to the creature performing first aid. DC: The DC depends on which of the following tasks the creature attempts. Grant Second Wind (DC 10): The subject can use its second wind, if available, without taking an action. The subject doesn’t gain the defense bonus normally granted by second wind, but still gains any other benefits associated with its second wind, such as a benefit granted by a class feature or a feat. Grant a Saving Throw (DC 15): The subject can either make a saving throw immediately or gain a +2 bonus to a saving throw at the end of its next turn. Stabilize the Dying (DC 15): If the subject is dying, the subject stops making death saving throws until it takes damage. Being stabilized does not change the subject’s current hit point total.
Makes perfect sense. We had bad info that the check of a 20 granted a surge, based on the copendium post you copied in, it does not.
Can you grant second wind to a dying character?