A group of friends and I have recently started playing a 4ed campaign (first experience with D&D for all of us). We've played a few sessions and I am having trouble interpreting rules concerning first aid. More specifically, I'm not sure exactly how healing is handled on a dying a character.
For example, the party cleric gets knocked unconscious. Another member of the party stabilizes her. How does the downed person get healed? Do they get to use a healing surge immediately? On their next turn? Do they have to have second wind? I'm under the impression that the healing skill itself doesn't heal, only applies first aid. Is that correct?
I would really appreciate any information concerning the matter if anybody would be kind enough to enlighten me.