First aid is the assistance given to an injured or sick person in need of urgent medical assistance. First aid applies to a broad range of medical situations and consists of both specific knowledge and skills and the ability to assess a situation and make appropriate decisions (such as when to call for emergency medical assistance).
First aid kits are usually used for treating these types of minor traumatic injuries:
- Abrasions (scrapes)
What Should a First-Aid Kit Include?
Put these in each of your first-aid kits:
- A list of emergency phone numbers
- Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
- Adhesive tape
- Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids) in several sizes
- Elastic bandage
- A splint
- Antiseptic wipes
- Antibiotic ointment
- Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
- Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
- Acetaminophen and ibuprofen
- Sharp scissors
- Safety pins
- Disposable instant cold packs
- Tooth preservation kit
- Plastic non-latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Paracetamol or Panadol
It is also important to have some basic medicines on hand, moreover read the label...EVERY TIME and always remember to check the proper dose of medicine, especially when dosing children. Pay special attention to the usage directions and warnings.
Instructions in First Aids
What is the correct safety situation?
Is the best position to transport an injured during the first aid to avoid complications and vary depending on the quality of the infection
What principle should be respected when moving the injured away from the accident?
Vertebral column/ Head
When we can put the injured in the correct safety side status?
When he is unconscious
Why do we put the injured in the correct safety side position?
To help him breath
What is the way to save the person from the Traumatic situation?
Laying the injured, lifting his legs and covering him
What is the position of an injured suffering from a fracture and bleeding in thorax?
If an ear bleeding exists, the most suitable way to rescue the injured is:
The correct safety side from the bleeding side with a white piece of cloth.
How to rescue from burns?
- cold water for 15 minutes immediately
- Do not touch the burn
- Packaging of the burn
References:"First Aid Kit - What You Need" 10.Oct.2018
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