First Aid Tips

First Aid Tips

Do you need to know these First Aid Tips? In a first aid situation would you know what to do?

Following these basic steps can help you know what to do in a in a First Aid situation.

First aid for someone who’s unresponsive and not breathing

Action:    The delivery of chest compressions

  1. Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
  2. Call 999 as soon as possible, or get someone else to do it.
  3. Push firmly downwards in the middle of the chest and then release.
  4. Push at a regular rate until help arrives.

First aid for someone who’s unresponsive and breathing

Action:    Place the person on their side and tilt their head back

  1. Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
  2. Move them onto their side and tilt their head back.
  3. As soon as possible, call 999 or get someone else to do it.

First aid for choking

Action:    The delivery of back blows

  1. Hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades to dislodge the object.
  2. If necessary, call 999 or get someone else to do it.

First aid for someone who’s bleeding heavily

Action:    Put pressure on the wound

  1. Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood.
  2. As soon as possible, call 999 or get someone else to do it.
  3. Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.

First aid for a broken bone

Action:    Immobilise the affected part

  1. Encourage the person to support the injury with their hand, or use a cushion or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.
  2. As soon as possible, call 999 or get someone else to do it.
  3. Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.

First aid for a heart attack

Action:    Ensure they are sitting and call 999 immediately

  1. The person may have persistent, vice-like chest pain, which may spread to their arms, neck, jaw, back or stomach.
  2. Call 999 immediately or get someone else to do it.
  3. Make sure they are in a position that is comfortable for them (e.g. sit them on the floor, leaning against a wall or chair).
  4. Give them constant reassurance while waiting for the ambulance.

First aid for a head injury

Action:    Apply something cold

  1. Ask them to rest and apply a cold compress to the injury (e.g. frozen vegetables wrapped in a tea towel).
  2. If they become drowsy or vomit, call 999 or get someone else to do it.

 

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