It is always good if you are prepared for the uncertainties in advance. We might not treat the patient on the same level as the medical professionals can do but if we know how to react, we can keep a minor problem from taking a turn for the worse. Knowing the right first aid skills could mean everything in such situations.
Even small accidents could be stressful and first aid is the life-saving. We often hear how important it is to know about the first aid, but we always brush it off – till an accident happens. It is really very essential to give a critical help to the deceased before any medical aid arrives.
Here in this blog post, we have tried covering the common issues and basic first aid tips all should know.
Infants are more prone to choking than adults and first-time parents usually don’t know how to handle it. If the baby is under the age of one, then you can tackle the situation by doing the back thrust. Hold the baby securely and give a few sharp strikes to the back to clear the obstruction.
Choking in adults can be resolved by compressing the abdominal area. Hold the diseased by the waist and lock your fist above the navel area. Now push hard into the abdomen in the way you lift a person. Repeat it until the problem is solved or other help arrives.
Burns can be of different grades and urgent medical attention is required in case the burn is more than 50%. If it is minor then place the burnt area under the cold running water for at least 15 minutes. Gently dry the skin and apply the ointment. If the burn is in the sensitive area then rushing to the hospital is advisable.
Sunstrokes are sometimes minor and sometimes very severe. It usually hit the children more than adults. Results of sunstrokes are skin problems, tiredness, excessive thirst and breath shortness. All you need to do is hydrate the victim - fluids, loose clothes and a cool room can solve the problem. If it turns out worse then the victim could fell unconscious. Emergency treatment would be required in that case.
If you see someone suffering from trauma then keep the person still, stop the bleeding and watch for changes in breathing and alertness until any help arrives. If the victim is not breathing, coughing or moving then begin CPR.
Giving the first aid for a sprain is somehow tricky as you can’t figure out properly that if it is a sprain or a fracture. If the victim is not able to move then there is more chance of a fracture. In that case, try to keep the affected area as it is and if the pain persists, place a cold compress for 15-20 minutes. If the pain doesn’t subside then it is advisable to consult the doctor.
Either it is a minor or major injury it can cause bleeding profusely. If you panic in such situation then the condition might turn into worse. If it is a minor injury then you should put a slight pressure on the affected area and try to soak up the bleeding.
I hope the above-shared tips would help you lifelong as it is always a good idea to be prepared. I am sure that you can now respond to sprains, trauma, burns and more without any problem. Ivy hospital provides emergency services 24*7 so dial their Emergency
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