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First Aid C.P.R.

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First Aid The definition of first aid is "the immediate care of the injured or ill". This could be a stranger, a family member or even yourself. To administer first aide one must know what to do and also just as important one must know what not to do. The whole object of first aide is to aide the injured or ill with out ever doing harm. The first and most important thing in first aide is to always prevent harm to yourself. "First Aid" is like being the first responder. First Aid is the initial care that's given to the victim before medically trained personnel arrive, or before the victim arrives at a health care center. C.P.R Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can keep a person alive until more advanced procedures (such as defibrillation - an electric shock to the chest) can treat the cardiac arrest. CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. When to Stop CPR 1. if another trained person takes over CPR for you 2. ...read more.


Correct Hand Position: First, kneel beside the victim's chest. Find the notch where the lower ribs meet the sternum, called the xyphoid process. Remember; don't ever push directly down on it!! If you don't remember why, go over Adult CPR until you never forget. With your middle finger, place your index finger down next to your middle finger, and place the heel of the same hand directly above where you had your index finger. Place your other hand gently on the child's forehead to maintain an open airway. Lock your elbow and push straight down, with your shoulder directly over your hand. Each compression should push the sternum down 1-1 1/2 inches. Count aloud ("one and two and three..." etc.) as you do the compressions, maintaining a smooth, steady rhythm. When you give breaths, be sure to open the victim's airway with a head tilt and a chin lift. Do cycles of 5 chest compressions and 1 slow breath. After you do CPR for 1 minute (about 12 cycles), check for a pulse. If there is no pulse, continue CPR, beginning with chest compressions and rechecking for a pulse every few minutes. ...read more.


knee, keeping the foot on the ground Action - step three * Pull the knee towards you, rolling the casualty towards you and on to their side * Keep the casualty's hand pressed against their cheek, as this helps to keep their airway open * Tilt back their head and adjust the hand under the cheek, if necessary, to ensure head remains tilted * Check for breathing * Adjust upper leg so both hip and knee are bent at right angles * Monitor the casualty's condition until help arrives Casualties are put into the recovery position so that: - * They maintain an open airway * If they vomit it will flow away * The position is recognized by others that attended First Aid training * It is a stable position * It allows the back of the casualty to be examined If you stay longer than 10 minutes with your casualty, it is advisable to start taking down notes of the complete history of the casualty. Why use the recovery position? * It prevents the casualty's tongue from blocking their airway * It promotes drainage of fluids, such as blood or vomit, from their mouth * It keeps the casualty in a safe position if they have to be left alone ...read more.

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