By Gina M. Piazza
A potential life-saving connection with hold round the condo or within the automobile, DK’s First relief guide appears at greater than a hundred varied stipulations, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and exhibits precisely what to do with step by step photographic sequences.
Every situation is obviously defined, outlining motives, signs and symptoms, and motion plans. The up to date layout makes the directions more uncomplicated to persist with, no matter if you would like details on emergency first reduction, first relief for infants and youngsters, or pointers on resuscitation.
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If escaping through a high window, climb out backward feet ﬁrst and lower yourself to the full length of your arms before dropping down. Avoiding smoke and fumes Shut the door of the room you are in and put a rug or blanket against the door to keep smoke out. Open the window and shout for help. Keep as low as possible to avoid fumes in the room. 33 MANAGING AN INCIDENT ELECTRICAL INCIDENTS When a person is electrocuted, the passage of electrical current through the body may stun him, causing his breathing and heartbeat to stop.
Any injury or illness that aﬀects the brain may aﬀect consciousness, and any deterioration is potentially serious. Assess the level of response using the AVPU scale (right) and make a note of any deterioration or improvement. A—Is the casualty Alert? Are her eyes open and does she respond to questions? ■ V—Does the casualty respond to Voice? Can she answer questions and obey commands? ■ P—Does the casualty respond to Pain? Does she open her eyes or move if pinched? e. unconscious)? ■ BREATHING When assessing a casualty’s breathing, check the breathing rate and listen for any breathing diﬃculties or unusual noises.
Air entering airway Open airway In the head tilt, chin lift position, the tongue is lifted from the back of the throat and the trachea is open, so the airway will be clear. BREATHING FOR A CASUALTY CAUTION Exhaled air contains about 16 percent oxygen (only ﬁve percent less than inhaled air) and a small amount of carbon dioxide. Your exhaled breath therefore contains enough oxygen to supply another person with oxygen—and potentially keep him alive—when it is forced into his lungs during rescue breathing.