Doctor insights on:
First Aid For Different 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Prevent aspiration: If a person is lying on their back, turn them on their side (to prevent aspiration of vomit). ...Read more
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
Lots: In south florida kids are saved every day by by-stander cpr. ...Read more
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
Lots of stuff:
Most basic first aid kits have ointment, bandages, gauze, ibuprofen, scissors, tape, instant cold pack, instant heat pack, alcohol rub.
You can of course personalize the kit for any medical ailments that you have such as asthma inhaler, Epinephrine pen for bee stings, etc. ...Read more
Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocation and relay that to the personnel.
Compromised circulation may dictate your assistance as instructed by the professionals.
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Here's a list: Bandages, antibacterial ointment, instant heat pack, instant cold pack, gauze, alcohol wipes or bottle, aspiring, ibuprofen, q-tips, cotton balls, sunscreen, and any other things unique to your health needs such as an inhaler if you have asthma, Epinephrine pen if you are allergic to bee stings. ...Read more
Basics: Stretch bandaids (multiple sizes), non-stick gauze pads, rolled gauze, antibacterial creme (neosporin), adhesive tape, scissors, aspirin, ibuprofen, tweezers, needle, white thread, alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, cotton balls, and string. Adjust components as needed for size and purpose. ...Read more
Ask the parents what medical kit they have.
Just know how to use 911 number. ...Read more