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The importance of First Aid and the steps in which to carry the procedure out.

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´╗┐Nigel Brisbane Physical Education Safety Coursework January 2012 ? Brent side High School What is fist aid? The care given before emergency medical help arrives an literally mean the difference between life and death, but knowing the correct thing to do if someone has a nosebleed or cut is also important. ?Basic first aid - how to react to everyday accidents - and what not to do ?First aid training - gaining a certificate from a recognised first aid trainer ?Being a first aider - your responsibilities if you're going to administer first aid ?At the scene of a road traffic accident - important actions you can take that might make all the difference ?First aid - you and the casualty - cope with emotional ...read more.


This will keep it out of the way when you roll them over. 3. Gently pick up their other hand with your palm against theirs (palm to palm). Now place the back of their hand onto their opposite cheek (for example, against their left cheek if it is their right hand). Keep your hand there to guide and support their head as you roll them. 4. Now use your other arm to reach across to the person?s knee that is furthest from you, and pull it up so that their leg is bent and their foot is flat on the floor 5. Now, with your hand still on the person?s knee, pull their knee towards you so they roll over onto their side, facing you. ...read more.


Remove glasses if the casualty is wearing them. 1. Make sure his/her legs are straight. 1. Place the arm that is nearest to you at right angles to the casualty's body (you are kneeling next to him/her). 1. Bring the other arm across their chest; hold the back of his/her hand against his/her nearest cheek. 1. With you other hand, hold the casualty's thigh that is furthest from you and pull up the knee. Make sure his/her foot is flat on the ground. 1. Slowly pull down on the casualty's raised knee and roll him/her over towards you. 1. Move the upper leg slightly so that the casualty's hip and knee are bent at right-angles. This makes sure they do not roll back onto their face. 1. Gently tilt the head back so that the airway is kept open. First Aid Kit ...read more.

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