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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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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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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 exactly is pelvic inflamatory deasease? Wat r d causes? Wat r the first aid?

What exactly is pelvic inflamatory deasease? Wat r d causes? Wat r the first aid?

PID: Pid is infection of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Most cases are a result of chlamydial or gonorrheal infections, however bacterial invasion can also occur from childbirth, miscarriage, or the insertion of an iud (among other causes). Symptoms may include fever, vaginal discharge, or lower abdominal pain. If you feel you have pid, see a doctor (or go to the er) immediately! ...Read more

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What is the acronym of FIRST AID?

First Aid: Can you be little specific what you want to know? It can be ACLS BLS ATLS FAST CPR AED etc.... Hope this helps. ...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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How old do you have to be to be certified in first aid?

How old do you have to be to be certified in first aid?

CPR Age Requirement: There is no minimum age requirement. The participant should, however, be able to read at the 8th grade level and have the physical stature and stamina to demonstrate the skills learned. Younger children may not understand the steps to CPR or be able to do chest compressions. It is recommend eight years of age as a minimum. ...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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Lifeguarding & first aid question- how do you treat for shock?

Lifeguarding & first aid question- how do you treat for shock?

Check out what Mayo: Clinic has to say on the matter:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-shock/basics/art-20056620 ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can take baby sitting and first aid courses?

Does anyone know where I can take baby sitting and first aid courses?

Try red cross: Many local county red cross office provide both CPR and other
first aid type courses for individuals in the area for nominal fees.
I'd look into that along with other community organization/ hospitals
that might also offer such courses. ...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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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

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First aid for bite on a tongue?

First aid for bite on a tongue?

Tongue: Time and salt water. Good news is there is so much vascularization in the tongue that it heals relatively quickly. ...Read more

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First aid when sciatica attacks?

Rest NSAIDS: If no medical help available, a short period of rest & activity restriction will help generally in a fetal position with the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) &/or non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication if no contraindications to its use. Local treatment with heat &/or ice may help as will time to heal for most. After a period of rest, guided exercise will help as well. ...Read more

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What can I first aid kit include?

What can I first aid kit include?

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

First Aid (Definition)

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