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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to do First Aid in Electrical Injuries Situation

Being First Aid in Electrical Injuries

When a person is electrocuted, the passage of electrical current through the body may stun the casualty, causing breathing and even the heart to stop. the current may cause burns both where it enters the body and both where it enters the body and where it leaves the body to go to "earth". Alternating current also causes muscle spasms that often prevent the casualty from letting go of an electric cable, so the casualty may still be "live"when first aider come on the scene.


A natural burst of electricity discharge from the atmosphere, lightning forms an intense trail of light and hear that seeks contact with the ground through the nearest tall feature in the landscape, and possibly, anyone standing by it.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

How to cloth on Fire in First Aid

Clothing on Fire in First Aid

Always follow the same procedure for casualty with burning clothing: Stop, Drop, AND Roll. If possible, wrap the casualty before rolling them.

DO NOT attempt to use flammable materials to smother flames.

What you can do being first aider?

  • Stop the casualty panicking or running around or outside; any movement or breeze will fan the flames.
  • If possible, Wrap the casualty tightly in a coat, curtain, blanket (not the nylon or cellular type), rug, or other heavy fabric. The best fabric for this is wool.
  • Roll the casualty along the ground until the flames have been smothered.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

First Aid in Fires

First Aid in Fires

What you have to think about fires?

Learn how to protect you and other inside the building, what do in an emergency fire, how to stock a first-aid kit

Rapid, clear thinking at a fire is vital. Fire spreads very quickly, so warn any people at risk, and alert the emergency services immediately. Panic also spreads quickly, so you must calm anyone who is likely to increase alarm.

If leaving a burning building, try to help everyone out of the building without putting yourself at risk. Shut all doors behind you. look for fire exits and assembly points. You should know the evacuation procedure at your workplace. If visiting business premises, follow instructions given by staff.

If arriving at a fire or burns incident, STOP, OBSERVE, THINK, and DO NOT RUSH IN. There may be flammable or explosive substances, such as gas, or toxic fumes or a risk of electrocution. A minor fire can escalate in minutes to a serious blaze. If there is a risk to you, wait for the emergency services.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Road Accidents

Road accidents

Road accidents range from a fall from bicycle to a major incident with many casualties. Often, the accident site will present serious risks to safety, largely because of passing traffic. It is essential to make the area safe-to protect yourself, the casualty, and other road users.

Make the accident site safe

First ensure your own safety, and do not do anything that might create danger.
  • Park safely, well clear of the accident site. set your hazard lights flashing.
  • Do not run across a busy motorway.
  • At night, wear or carry something light or reflective, and use a torch.
Then take these general precautions.
  • Send bystanders to warn other drivers.
  • Set up warning triangles or lights 200 meters (250 yards) in each direction.
  • Switch off the ignition of any damaged vehicle and, if you can, disconnect the battery. Switch off the fuel supply on diesel vehicles and motorcycles.
  • Stabilise vehicles. If vehicle is upright, apply the hand-brake and put it in gear, or put blocks at the wheels. if a vehicle is on its side, do not right it, but try to prevent it from rolling over.
  • Look out for physical dangers. is any one smoking? Are there goods vehicles displaying hazchem symbols? Are there damaged power lines or split fuel? If you see a radiation hazard sign, make sure that you alert the police immediately.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Multiple Casualties

Multiple Casualties

In situations such as major traffic accidents, you may find yourself in the difficult position of having to deal with several casualties at the same time. You may be on your own, working with other first aider, or with professionals. A methodical and calm approach will be crucial in the initial chaos. Always follow the ABC of resuscitation in order to establish treatment priority, and attend first to any unconscious casualty. Remember you can only do your best in these circumstances.

Major Incidents

Major incidents involving a large number of casualties may place overwhelming demands on rescuers. The first task is to ensure that the emergency services are contacted immediately and given accurate information about the incident. The next priority is to assess the scene, and providing it is safe to do so, to start giving emergency first aid.
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How to do Basic First Aid

Basic first aid refers to the initial process of assessing and addressing the needs of someone who has been injured or is in physiological distress due to choking, a heart attack, allergic reactions, drugs or alcohol or other medical emergencies. Basic first aid allows you to quickly determine a person's physical condition and the correct course of treatment. You should always seek professional medical help as soon as you are able, but following correct first aid procedures can be the difference between life and death.Note: Much of this article deals with first aid for life threatening situations in which the victim is unresponsive. Many of these steps will not apply in situations where you already know the problem or the extent of the harm to a person. In that case, you should search for the specific article, or skim this one to find more information on addressing particular conditions.


  1. Evaluate the situation. Are there things that might put you at risk of harm? Are you or the victim threatened by fire, toxic smoke or gasses, an unstable building, live electrical wires or other dangerous scenario? Do not rush into a situation where you could end up as a victim yourself.
    • If approaching the victim will endanger your life, seek professional help immediately; they have higher levels of training and know how to handle these situations.
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