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Cpr and first aid class question. Is it true that you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth any more?

Cpr and first aid class question. Is it true that you don't have to do mouth-to-mouth any more?

Yes: Compressions are more important than breathing it's important to start compressions as soon as possible. Check for unresponsiveness, check the pulse, tell someone to call 911 and then start compressions. There is enough oxygen in the bloodstream to support life if you do compressions quickly. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How do you handle a bloody nose, as in what's the first aid procedure?

How do you handle a bloody nose, as in what's the first aid procedure?

Pressure: Pinch the nostrils shut, holding pressure on the soft middle part of the nose and lean forward slightly to prevent blood from drainage into the throat. Hold this position for 5 minutes non-stop. Rarely will a bloody nose persist after this. Most people slip up by not holding it long enough. ...Read more

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Can OTC first aid ointments treat my skin staph infection?

Can OTC first aid ointments treat my skin staph infection?

Partially: If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic). However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely. ...Read more

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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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While having a nappy change my baby burped, while lying on her back and vomit ran out her nose and blocked it. What can I do in future for first aid?

While having a nappy change my baby burped, while lying on her back and vomit ran out her nose and blocked it. What can I do in future for first aid?

Bulb suction: Keeping a bulb suction on your changing table should be all you need - simply suction the secretions from baby's nose when you see them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I use rite aid's first aid antiseptic to clean new ear piercings? It says 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Can I use rite aid's first aid antiseptic to clean new ear piercings? It says 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Yes.: Sure, you can use it - but plain isopropyl alcohol will work just as well, and it's cheaper. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

How fast????: The only fast treatment for this is a steroid injection into it by an experienced dermatologist. If you have significant acne, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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How can I do first aid on self injury?

How can I do first aid on self injury?

What type?: You did not disclose what form of self-injury you engage in. ...Read more

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What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. Use a sling for comfort, if you feel that you need support. ...Read more

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What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

Splint and ice: If you have injured your wrist you need to splint and ice the wrist then seek professional help from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there standard first aid practices for brain injury?

Are there standard first aid practices for brain injury?

3 important things: If you suspect serious head injury, you need to take care of three things right from the start: 1. Observe for signs of shock, a concussion, or a skull fracture. 2. Position the victim so he or she is immobile, in order to prevent further damage to both the brain and the spinal cord. 3. Treat scalp cuts and wounds for bleeding to avoid infection. Call for help. If conscious turn face sideways. ...Read more

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What to do for first aid for a brachial plexus nerve injury?

What to do for first aid for a brachial plexus nerve injury?

Nerve damage: A brachial plexus nerve injury is a serious injury and can range just a mild stretch injury to disruption of a nerve which could mean a surgical exploration is necessary to repair it. There is no "first aid" available but in the milder injuries physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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What kind of first aid is needed for a brachial plexus nerve injury?

What kind of first aid is needed for a brachial plexus nerve injury?

Physical therapy: Acutely, there is little to do for a closed brachial plexus stretch injury. Most neurosurgeons will watch these for recovery of sensation and/or movement. If there is no improvement after 3-6 months, surgeons may explore these and remove scar and possibly do nerve grafts across the injured part. Acutely with open injuries, some may surgically explore and attempt to repair the nerve. ...Read more

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What does advnaced first-aid training include?

Advanced.: It stars with the standard first aid/CPR/AED and adds airway management, O2 therapy, primary and secondary scene management as well as C spine management. ...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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What's the bedt first aid for cuts and scrapes?

What's the bedt first aid for cuts and scrapes?

Wash, treat, cover: Wash cuts and scrapes with tap water and a liquid soap. Dry the area and apply an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin or bacitracin/polymyxin. Cover with a band-aid. Continue this regimen 1-3 times/day until the wound is healing well, usually 1-2 days more minor cuts and 3-5 days for more significant injuries. Note than rubbing alcohol & hydrogen peroxide often prevent adequate wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...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?

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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Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Where can I find nearest first aid course for sitters?

Heart Association: Check with your local hospital and american heart association chapter. ...Read more

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How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

AHA: American heart association offers courses throughout the United States. Log on and find one near you. Sometimes it is bls (basic life support) and other times, you can get a lot out of a community first aid class. ...Read more

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What is effective first aid for someone who is vomitting?

Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...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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What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

Red Cross or 4H: Most local red cross chapters and many 4h chaapters run regular baby-sitting training courses. Certification would demonstrate that you take the job seriously & will know how to avoid pitfalls as well as responsibly take care of any problems which might arise. More importantly, the child will be safer and you will have gained more self confidence. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more