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Basic First Aid.  First Aid  Emergency medical care for someone who has been hurt or who is sick.

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1 Basic First Aid

2  First Aid  Emergency medical care for someone who has been hurt or who is sick.

3  Someone who is unconscious  Not breathing  In pain

4  If you give first aid incorrectly you may hurt the victim more.  Don’t give first aid if you are in danger.  Call for help right away.

5  Is the victim unconscious?  Are there any obvious injuries?  Is the victim breathing?  Does the victim have a pulse?  Are there any bottles or boxes which indicated poisoning?  Does the victim have any preexisting health problems?

6  Call  Stay calm  Give the following information:  Your name  Your location  The type of emergency  The condition of the victim if someone is hurt  What you have done to care for a victim.

7 Ask yourself…If you answer is yes, then you should… Is the scrape or cut minor?Clean the cut with mild soap and water. Cover with bandage. Is the cut deep?Cover the cut with clean gauze. Apply pressure until it stops bleeding. If bleeding doesn’t stop call you may need stitches. Is there a lot of bleeding?Call for help. Cover wound with gauze. Apply pressure until help arrives. Add more pieces of gauze if the bleeding continues.

8  First Degree  Red, mild, and not very deep. Example: mild sunburn.  Second Degree  Cause blisters and are very painful.  Third Degree  Dark in color. These burns destroy pain receptors, so they are not as painful as second degree burns.


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