Tips For Basic First Aid Types

Tips For Basic First Aid Types. Every year many accidents occur. With some care, they can be prevented. In case an accident does happen. You can be of help if you know Basic First Aid. Read each of the following carefully. You will be able to give vital first aid if needed. Remember always to seek help from an adult IMMEDIATELY.

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

Do not move the casualty unnecessarily. Keep him warm. Make a diagnosis, decide the treatment and treat. Remember the ABC of First Aid: See if his airways are clear, that he is breathing, and his blood circulation is patient.

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

Below are some different types of cases that most commonly occur in our day to day lives. Take a look at them.

1. RESPIRATION

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

If it is failing. give artificial respiration-MOUTH to MOUTH or MOUTH to NOSE.

2. BLEEDING

Arrest the bleeding and protect the wound. Apply direct or indirect pressure Cover with a dressing, apply a pad and firm bandage. Elevate the wounded part above the level of heart to STOP BLEEDING.

3. FRACTURES

IMMOBILIZE the fractured part with a well padded stiff support reaching the joints on either side. Apply bandages on either side of the site and at the joints on either side with support.

4. BURNS AND SCALDS

A burn is caused by dry heat and a scald by moist heat like steam, very hot water or oil
IMMEDIATELY cool the area with cold water for 15 mins till pain subsides. DO NOT break
blisters, or apply anything on the burns. Cover with a sterile or clean cloth, pad and bandage. Give fluids.

5. NOSE BLEEDING

Sit him up facing the breeze with the head slightly forward. Ask him to breath through the mouth and NOT to blow his nose. Apply a cold compress over the nose. The soft part of the nose may be pinched close with the fingers for 10 mins.Cold application on the back of the neck and forehead. May help.

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

6. BEE STING

Do not press the bag (of the sting). Use forceps and remove the sting. Apply cold or weak ammonia.

7 ANIMAL BITES

Wash with soap and plenty of water. Loose bandage may be applied Get quick medical aid.

Tips For Basic First Aid Types

8. SNAKE BITES

Keep patient calm. Wash with plenty of water and soap. DO NOT RUB hard. First apply a constrictive bandage on the heart side of the bite. (Not to be applied continuously for more than
20 mins) Do not incise or attempt to suck the wound. Get aid quickly. Try to identify the snake.

9. FAINTING

Lay him down and loosen the clothing around chest and waist. Turn head to one side. The legs may be raised a little. DO NOT attempt to give any solids or liquids. On recovery, a small quantity of a drink may be given and he may be allowed to sit up and move after rest.

10. GENERAL

If you are in doubt of the treatment DO NOT DO anything. You may do more harm.

Steps For Basic First Aid Types

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These are only hints. To be a good FIRST AIDER, if you are in India you can do the first aid course conducted regularly by the St. John Ambulance Association in all the states. Otherwise, you can also take online first Aid courses and if you are a foreigner you can take first Aid Courses provided in you country respectively or Contact your State Centre for details. Also join the Ambulance Brigade in your State.

 

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