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When giving first aid for a one injured eye, why do you bandage both eyes?

When giving first aid for a one injured eye, why do you bandage both eyes?

To immobilize: An uncovered eye will move, thus causing the injured eye to move as well (you can't move just one eye). Covering it minimizes movement. ...Read more

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I've got some brake fluid in my eye today ive washed my eye with saline pods from a first aid kit do I need to seek medical attention?

I've got some brake fluid in my eye today ive washed my eye with saline pods from a first aid kit do I need to seek medical attention?

Not likely: Mechanics get motor fluids in their eyes all the time. They aremostly organic, are removed from the eye mostly with the first blink and toxicity is uncommon. If the eye stings and/or hurts, then flush it out with water. You need medical attention only if the eye becomes seriously red or the vision changes. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the first aid procedure for fainting?

Can you please describe the first aid procedure for fainting?

Fainting: For the common 'faint' which is associated with low blood pressure and often slowed heart rate, lying the patient down with legs a bit elevated is the first aid. This helps bring more blood into the central circulation and helps blood pressure rise and heart rate to rise. ...Read more

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Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Apply pressure: To actively bleeding wound and call 911. ...Read more

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Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Where can I attend cpr and first aid classes?

Here's a good start:: Visit Red Cross page for your region and it will help you out: http://www. Redcross. Org/ma/boston ...Read more

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Why must a sitter learn how to give first aid care?

Safety: When a child is under the supervision of a sitter injuries and other health related events can and will occur and the sitter is the person who is able to first respond. In emergencies (choking, cuts, anaphylaxis, etc) understanding basic first aid is essential to stabilize the child until emergency personal can arrive. ...Read more

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What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

What are first aid certificates? How do you get one?

Let me help you: Knowing how to administer first aid is important in any type of situation, whether it's a life-
threatening emergency or just a simple scratch on the arm. Administering first aid correctly can often mean saving a limb or even saving a life.
On line you can get one. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

How difficult is it to get certified in first aid and cpr?

Not at all: Very easy following the course outlined by the american heart association. There are online courses and a number offered throughout the United States. ...Read more

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Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes?

Could most people have a selection of first aid supplies in their homes?

Variable: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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How can I treat sprain using first aid?

How can I treat sprain using first aid?

RICE: Rest (limit activity, use of injured join), ice (ice pack over cloth 15 minutes or ice massage with an ice cube directly over the area of tenderness for 5 minutes), compression (ace wrap or compressive sleeve) and elevation of the injured part. If you don't note continued, adequate improvement be sure to seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What makes up a standard first aid kit?

What makes up a standard first aid kit?

See below: Bandaids, gauze, ace wraps, antibiotic cream, aspirin, motrin. Also tweezers, scissors. ...Read more

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Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Is pulling it out first aid for stings and bites?

Yes: Scrape the stinger with a dull knife. Don't pull with your fingers because you'll squeeze more venom in. ...Read more

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What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

Depends: There can be some pretty nasty insects in the tropics. However, most often just symptomatic treatment works the best, like antihistamines, icing the area, wound cleansing if the bite is more severe and other common basic treatments. ...Read more

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What is the proper first aid for fever in children?

What is the proper first aid for fever in children?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever?

Depends on the age and how the child is doing:

http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor ...Read more

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What items should I put in an emergency first-aid kit?

What items should I put in an emergency first-aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

What items should I put in a first-aid kit for my baby?

Baby first aid kit: Sunscreen, diaper wipes, liquid acetaminophen, diaper cream, topical antibiotic ointment, bandaids, a change in clothing, poison control number, pediatrician's phone number, hospital phone number. ...Read more

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Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Do not be: Everyone should have basic training in life support. This is fairly simple and easy to obtain from local red cross and/or local hospital. More specific training and detailed management may be necessary for special needs children. However, the pediatrician can write this out in detail so that it is easy to follow for any sitter. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions of what to add to my first aid kit?

Do you have any suggestions of what to add to my first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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My daughter 4yrs is astmatic she can't breath propery what is the as first aid?

Asthma Action Plan: First work with your child's doctor to create an asthma action. Learn about asthma triggers that may cause breathing problems. Asthma can be scary. The american lung association and mothers of asthmatics also has great information about asthma. ...Read more

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What is the first aid of food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Supportive care. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of clear liquids like water, juice, gatorade or kool-aid. If symptoms worsen or persist, you should see your primary care physician or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I want unexpected items to put ina first aid kit.?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

Prevent: Further injury to the lung by the broken rib. Once at the hospital or doctors office you may be told that no other treatment is needed if it's just one rib. Be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...Read more

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What is a first aid to swelling tonsils?

What is a first aid to swelling tonsils?

Viral infection: Most upper respiratory infections, including swollen tonsils are viral. A culture of the tonsils will inform us whether a pathogenic bacteria is present and an antibiotic is needed. I wouldn't call it first aid but gargling with an antiseptic or even salt water might help. If the swelling is not painful, your immune system should result in the tonsil returning to normal. See
ent doctor. ...Read more

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First aid for someone who got their arm cut?

Laceration: The most important points to make is to control bleeding with some type of pressure and keep the wound clean. If you have tap water available then make sure the cut is clean before applying a dressing. If not then keep it covered until you are able to clean the cut. ...Read more

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First aid kit for road trips, what should I pack?

First aid kit for road trips, what should I pack?

Generic roadside kit: One of the easiest ways to stay safe on the road is to buy a generic roadside kit and keep it safe in your trunk. You also can you can customize it to your individual needs. ...Read more

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Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Can be: The paste made with water can soothe the sting site for a while but the main component of a bee sting is mellitin which is a protein that is basic in chemistry and may not be greatly affected in the long run by the baking soda paste which can act in a acid or base way. However, many people swear by it. Other stings contains acidic components like formic acid (fire ants) and the paste will help! ...Read more

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In first aid, what does 'maintenance of the airway' mean?

Let explain (ABC): Airway, breathing, and circulation are vital for life, and each is required, in that order.
In this simple usage, the rescuer is required to open the airway (using a technique such as "head tilt - chin lift"), then check for normal breathing.
These two steps should provide the initial assessment of whether the patient will require CPR or not. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best drug store first aid kit?

Opinion Question.: The best first aid kits are the ones that include the most variety of items you feel comfortable using. Usually first aid kits don't use brand name products in it. Having a first aid kit that has items you feel you will never feel comfortable using, would be a waste of money. This is an opinion question. ...Read more

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How would learn to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) first aid?

Red cross: I would suggest contacted the red cross to
look into whatever courses they provide.
Also, some hospitals and community groups
also provide CPR instruction courses. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for first aid kit when surfing in warm water, reefs, etc?

First aid kit: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

Box jelly fish sting: Plenty of vinegar and immediate care by emergency personnel. Supportive care (rescue breathing—as long as you're not contacting the stinging tentacles—and/or cpr) until expert help arrives. Less dangerous jellyfish stings can be treated with vinegar, salt water, rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl), or commercial products for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?

First aid: Providing emergency treatment or any child without parents present is protect under good samaratin law that protects you from liability if you provide first aid medical care without parents being present. ...Read more

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What materials should I keep nearby to give first aid to my pregnant wife if an emergency child birth occurs?

Your phone!: The best first step is following your wife's physician/midwife's suggestions re signs of preterm labor or pregnancy complications. If unable to reach your doctor, hospital or birthing center, call 911. ...Read more

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