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I will write about the possible priorities and responses when dealing with two incidents or emergencies in a health and social care setting.

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´╗┐Unit3 p4 Incidents and Emergencies I will write about the possible priorities and responses when dealing with two incidents or emergencies in a health and social care setting. I will also produce two reports about shock and choking likewise explaining the possible priorities of a First Aider and the ways of responding to these situations. Firstly shock is a lack of oxygen to the tissue of the body, usually caused by fall in blood pressure or blood volume, shock is a serious and crucial conditions that can quickly result in death if not treated so therefore it should be attended to as soon as its noticed. in a care settings shock should be attended to as soon as possible as it could lead to death, treating the patient in shock should be the first priority whilst calling the ambulance 999 for example a service user with hypovolaemic shock this is a type of shock caused by loss of body fluid which results in a low volume of blood, it can be caused if service user surrefring for exerternal bleeding, burns, vomiting, diarrhoea likewise excessive sweating. ...read more.

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In the care settings it?s important for staff to clearly look for signs and symptoms of shock such as fast or shallow breathing, rapid or weak pulse, sweating, vomiting to know if any service user is suffering from shock. After this incident member staff will be writing it on the accident book so everyone is aware of what has happened and o avoid any future accusation its also part of the first aid rules. ?In general, patients with milder degrees of shock tend to do better than those with more severe shock. In cases of severe hypovolemic shock, death is possible even with immediate medical attention. The elderly are more likely to have poor outcomes from shock? http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000167.htm (online) Secondly chock can be any object that can easily become lodged in the airway, if they accidentally breathed in rather than swallowed. In a care setting member of staff should be able to leave whatever they are doing to attend to person choking, I went to visit the care home I?m about to go for workplace and in the activity room a service user looked pale, was trying to speak to others whist they ...read more.

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at the side of the casualty and start chest compressions, member of staff done 30 compressions, staff continued to blow enough air in casualty mouth to make the chest rise with 30 compression till the ambulance arrived, but member of staff was lucky because the ambulance acme after doing compression to avoid staff getting tired and exhausted. This has illustrated that the staff ensured that the injury had been decreased right from the beginning by making the causality there priority first. After this incident member staff will be writing it on the accident book so everyone is aware of what has happened and o avoid any future accusation its also part of the first aid rules. http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/First-aid/Everyday-First-Aid/Choking (online) ?Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects, which prevents a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit, but complete blockage of the airway may lead to death. Choking is a true medical emergency that requires fast, appropriate action by anyone available. Emergency medical teams may not arrive in time to save a choking person's life.? http://www.emedicinehealth.com/choking/article_em.htm (online) Books: First Aid Made Easy ,Nigel Barraclough,Edition 8.2,2011. ...read more.

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