First aid step by step

First aid step by step

Giving first aid to a victim is the duty of anyone who can give it without risking their life. It is the task of the first-aid provider to keep the victim alive and to prevent them from…
First aid step by step
Giving first aid to a victim is the duty of anyone who can give it without risking their life. It is the task of the first-aid provider to keep the victim alive and to prevent further complications until the arrival of the doctor or ambulance. It is worth knowing the rules of first aid – knowing them can save someone’s life! We invite you to read it.
What is first aid?
First aid is a set of activities that we perform during an accident, injury or illness attack. The scope of first aid includes:
securing the accident site – it is aimed at protecting not only the injured person, but also the rescuer or third parties. In this case, e.g. during a traffic accident, a warning triangle should be placed in a sufficiently distant place,
check the condition of the injured person – clear the airways of the injured person (tilt his head backwards and lift the jaw). Then we check whether the unconscious person is breathing, preferably by putting a cheek to his/her mouth and simultaneously observing the chest,
call for help – after establishing the condition of the injured person, call an ambulance or ask a passer-by to do so. When calling for help, you must specify: the location of the accident, the type of incident, the number of injured and their condition, your name and surname, as well as your telephone number,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation – if the victim is not breathing or his breathing seems abnormal, we start chest compressions alternately with a respiration ratio of 30:2. Resuscitation is performed until the arrival of an ambulance or other medical services, unless the victim begins to breathe independently.
Safety of the rescuer
When undertaking any rescue operation, the safety of the rescuer and other outsiders is very important. Do not take any rescue action if there is a real danger of life, e.g. explosion. During contact with blood, the rescuer should use disposable gloves, and for breathing – a special mask. After giving help, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Also in case of a water accident, the rescuer should first of all call for help and throw something to the drowning person to keep him or her in the water. Having no training in saving people who are drowning, you should not enter the water without outside protection. This is very dangerous because a drowning person can drag a lifeguard under the water.
First aid – company training
No one would want to be in a situation of real danger to life or health, but it would be worth learning to act if such a possibility were to occur. During such an exercise we learn how to think logically in stressful situations, how to control emotions and make quick decisions. Such skills will be useful in many companies and may even save someone’s life!

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