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Battery Acid In Eyes First Aid
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Go to: Er as quickly and safely as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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