First Aid - Review (page 11 of 11)  
 
  • First Aid Kit content is explained in the First Aid Guide, which is included in the Kit.
  • Your chances of performing successful First Aid increase dramatically if more than one person is involved. Be sure to seek assistance from bystanders, even if they are not certified.
  • If the victim refuses first aid, call 911 and stay with the victim until help arrives.
  • One of OSHA's key recommendations is when you come in contact with bodily fluids, skin, or blood be sure to tell your supervisor and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • If the victim sustained broken bone or strain, you can raise the injured body part as long as it does not increase the level of pain.
  • Heimlich maneuver is used to remove foreign body, which is blocking the airway.  Upward thrusts are performed until the item is forced out or emergency services arrive to the scene.
  • Three types of burns, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree. In case of third degree burn, do not remove clothing or apply water or fluids to the wound, but rather concentrate on getting the victim to the hospital as soon as possible or call 911. If the victim suffered electrical burn, make sure he/she contacts a doctor as soon as possible.
  • In case of bleeding wound, first apply pressure; second, keep the wound clean to minimize chances of infection.
  • Non bleeding wounds should be treated extra carefully, because it is hard, if not impossible, to assess damage with naked eye.
  • If treating internal injury, place victim on his back, horizontally, and do not allow victim to move.

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