HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW YOUR FIRST AID?
Scene of an accident : Scaffolding at a building site has collapsed, injuring three workers
What should your priority be?
1- Assess the casualties you want to start helping?
2- Ring for emergency help – you need expert medical help?
3- Assess the scene for danger – you don’t want to get hurt?
Anaphylactic shock (adult) : An older woman is taken ill at the tea table. Her face and neck have become swollen making it difficult for her to breathe and she has red, blotchy skin. You suspect an extreme allergic reaction – anaphylactic shock, a rare but potentially fatal condition.
What may have caused this?
1- The detergent the tablecloth was washed in?
2- The cake containing nuts?
Asthma : A boy is playing ball with his school friends when he says he can’t breathe properly
What might suggest he’s having an asthma attack?
1-Extreme difficulty in breathing and a greyish-blue tinge to the skin?
2-A ‘stitch’ in his side?
3-Puffiness around the eyes ?
Bleeding : A man has a sharp piece of wood embedded in his leg. He is losing a lot of blood.
What will you do first for the casualty?
1-Remove the wood from his leg as soon as possible?
2-Stop the bleeding?
3-Get him to hospital straight away?
HOW DID YOU DO?
Scene of an accident : 3
Anaphylactic shock :2
Bleeding : 2