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1 Checking an Injured Person A Conscious Person A Conscious Person

2 Checking an injured person Adult includes anyone 12 y.o. or older Adult includes anyone 12 y.o. or older Between the ages of 1-12 is considered a child Between the ages of 1-12 is considered a child

3 Checking an injured person First thing you do… First thing you do… –CHECK the scene for safety –CHECK victim for life threatening conditions –Get CONSENT to give care –Call if there are any life threatening conditions CHECK-CALL-CARE

4 Checking an injured person If there are NO life threatening conditions, ask the victim the following: If there are NO life threatening conditions, ask the victim the following: –What is your name? –What happened? –Where do you feel any pain/discomfort? –Do you feel numbness? If so, where? –Do you have any allergies? –Are you taking any medications? –When did you last eat or drink?

5 Checking an injured person Give all this information to EMS when they arrive. Give all this information to EMS when they arrive.

6 Checking an Adult Check the head, face, ears, nose and throat Check the head, face, ears, nose and throat –Looking for cuts, bruises, bumps, depressions, bleeding or fluid

7 Checking an Adult Feel the victim’s forehead with the back of your bare hand for temperature and moisture Feel the victim’s forehead with the back of your bare hand for temperature and moisture Look at the coloring of the victim’s face and lips Look at the coloring of the victim’s face and lips Notice if the skin color is red, pale or ashen Notice if the skin color is red, pale or ashen

8 Checking an Adult Look over the body for any abnormalities Look over the body for any abnormalities Watch for any changes in consciousness and breathing. Watch for any changes in consciousness and breathing. When check is complete, care for the conditions you found. When check is complete, care for the conditions you found.

9 Checking a Child or Infant Observe the child before touching him or her. Observe the child before touching him or her. Look for signals of breathing difficulties Look for signals of breathing difficulties Get eye level with the child Get eye level with the child Talk slowly and in a friendly manner Talk slowly and in a friendly manner Use simple words Use simple words Ask questions that the child can answer Ask questions that the child can answer

10 Checking a child or infant When you begin your check, start with the toes not the head When you begin your check, start with the toes not the head –This allows the child a chance to get used to the process and see what is going on

11 Giving Care Once the check is completed… Once the check is completed… –Do no further harm –Monitor the ABCs –Help the victim rest in a comfortable position –Keep the victim from getting chilled or over- heated –Reassure the victim –Give any specific care needed.

12 Prioritizing Care When there is more than one victim, you have to determine who needs help first… When there is more than one victim, you have to determine who needs help first… –Turn to page 13 in workbook


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