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Top to Toe Survey And Recovery Position JANICE MCDADE.

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1 Top to Toe Survey And Recovery Position JANICE MCDADE

2 GENERAL INFORMATION Ground Rules for Session Equal Opportunities Policy Data Protection Act 1998 Confidentiality Policy Appeals procedure

3 Approved Code of Practice Name something you would expect to see in a First Aid Box Name something you would expect to see recorded in an Accident Book Name one duty of employers under the Health and Safety at Work Act Name one duty of employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act

4 The Aim Assess the nature and extent of any possible injury Understand and demonstrate the correct sequence of Top to Toe Survey Protect the airway of an unconscious casualty Be able to place an unconscious casualty in the Recovery Position

5 By the end of this session you will be able to: Assess the extent of injury to a casualty Carry out a Top to Toe Survey in correct sequence Place a casualty in the Recovery Position

6 Top to Toe Survey Head – lumps, bumps, indentations and wetness Face - bone structure, fracture sites such as nose and chin, check pupils, ears and nose for fluid, lips for cyanosis and mouth for bleeding Neck – for cervical break Collar Bone – for equality and symmetry

7 Top to Toe Survey Arms – Misshapen, swelling and fluids Rib Cage – Check for paradoxical breathing and fractures Abdomen – check for rigidity Pelvic Area – look and listen for crepitus Legs – As arms

8 Recovery Position Secure Position which protects the casualty and maintains the airway Head, neck and back are kept in alignment

9 Recovery 1

10 Recovery 2

11 Recovery 3

12 Recovery 4

13 Recovery 5

14 Recovery 6

15 Recovery 7

16 You should now be able to Assess the extent of injury to a casualty Carry out a Top to Toe Survey in correct sequence Place a casualty in the Recovery Position

17 Recovery Position - First Aid Manual 8th Edition Pg 85 and 93 Spinal Injury to Adult/Child Pg 84/85 – Adults Pg 92/93 – Children Pg 98 – Infant


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