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Dressings and types of bandages (roller bandage, triangular bandage, many tailed bandage)used in first aid-“First Aid”

Dressings and types of bandages  Bandaging is the process of covering a wound or an injured part. The aims of bandaging are as follows. To prevent contamination of a wound. To support the injured area and give it rest. To maintain cotton wool pads, gauze, and splints in position. To control hemorrhage. To immobilize a fracture or dislocation. To immobilize an injured part so as relieve pain. There are different...

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Important Emergency Measures for Gunshot injury in first aid treatment-“Emergency Care”

 Emergency Care A summary of emergency first aid measures for various types of condition is shown in the following table. Measures Condition and Emergency measures Any emergency- Assess the situation Assess the casualty Assess the condition Give appropriate first aid Gunshot injury – Look for hemorrhage Treat shock Apply sterile dressing to the wound Monitor vital parameters. Send him to a hospital immediately  

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Important Emergency Measures for Eye injury in first aid treatment-“Emergency Care”

 Emergency Care A summary of emergency first aid measures for various types of condition is shown in the following table. Measures Condition and Emergency measures Any emergency- Assess the situation Assess the casualty Assess the condition Give appropriate first aid Eye injury- Do not allow him to rub the eye. Irrigate eye with plain water or normal saline for 20 to 30 minutes, if it is a corrosive chemical injury...

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Important Emergency Measures for Back injury in first aid treatment-“Emergency Care”

 Emergency Care A summary of emergency first aid measures for various types of condition is shown in the following table. Measures Condition and Emergency measures Any emergency- Assess the situation Assess the casualty Assess the condition Give appropriate first aid  Back injury- Steady and support the head. Support his neck. Send him to a hospital immediately.

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Method and features of manual lifts and carries in first aid treatment-“First Aid”

Method and features of manual lifts and carries in first aid   Carries for one first aider  Method                                            features Cradle method – It is used when the victim weighs less or is a child. Carry the victim comfortably from below the shoulder and knees with the hands. Drag method- It involves pulling the victim along the ground without lifting him. It is used when the victim is unable to stand...

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General principles of transportation in first aid treatment-“First Aid”

General Principles of Transportation in First Aid Treatment The aim of transportation is to enable the victim to reach the destination without deterioration of his condition. Do not move a severely injured or ill person unless there is immediate danger to his life or skilled help is not available. That is because moving a casualty may result in aggravation of his or her injury or condition. Do not presume that...

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First aid treatment of convulsion its causes and diagnose- “Convulsion”

Convulsion It is a condition characterized by repetitive contraction and relaxation of a group of muscles in the body. It is caused by disturbance in the function of the brain. Convulsion is usually followed by loss of consciousness. Various causes of convulsions are as follows. Disease of the brain. Epilepsy Head injury High fever (in children below the age of 3 years). Inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain. Low...

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First aid treatment of Alcohol poisoning its causes and diagnose- Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning Alcohol (ethanol) is a drug of addiction that depresses the activity of the central nervous system. Prolonged intake can result in impairment of physical and mental abilities, and extensive damage to the liver and other organs in the body. Acute alcohol poisoning is diagnosed by the following features. History of ingestion of alcohol may be present. Smell of alcohol is perceived on the victim’s breath. The speech is...

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