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First Aid Procedures If Accidentally Swallow A Bactidol
What consequences will a patient have if he or she swallows an aspirin tablet without chewing it. The consequences I saw in my first aid manual seemed to be quite serious and severe?
Not much: Most people swallow Aspirin whole. If you are worried about gastric ulcers, you can take enteric-coated Aspirin such as bufferin. ...Read more
Help: Them find their inhaler, if have one (if not, call 911), try to help keep them calm and limit stimulation (play/class-mates, etc.). Bring them into climate controlled area if outside. Sometimes more helpful to distract them from their breathing w/conversation, others to coach them w/slow, deep breaths as able. ...Read more
What is the procedure for giving first aid to a child who is injured and their parents are not around?
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
Accidentally injested benzethoniun chloride 0.13% up via first aid wash w/ strong spray. My nose & throatare red & in very severe pain. What do I do?
911: 911 ER and call poison control center 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
Stubbed my pinky toe and now the nail has been lifted up off the nail bed, but is still attached at the base. What first aid procedure should I do?
Nail avulsion: Nail avulsions occur then the nail is detached from the matrix/bed beneath it. The existing nail is likely to fall off, and with time a new one should develop, although it's appearance may be altered. Treatment is supportive. Keeping the foot elevated, wrapping the toe in a bandage, cool compresses and pain medications are typically advised. Nail removal may be needed to prevent snagging. ...Read more
My son was cut up pretty badly on neck by hairdresser w/clippers-instead of any type of first aid, she rubbed talc into it w/towel. We cleaned at home?
Send us a question: There is no question submitted here, but just a statement. Hairclipper skin trauma can be treated like most abrasion injuries. One can take a good shower or bath two clean the wound. Then some first aid ointment like Neosporin, covered with a BandAid, repeated daily for a few days, should help the healing. Please submit a question, to ask what you wish to know. ...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.
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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
If it's lit.: Burn hazard aside, the nicotine contained in a single cigarette is not dangerous to an adult. The same cannot be said for infants and toddlers- 2mg (the amount if nicotine that could be found in a cigarette) can be lethal to a 2 year old. Keep your smokes away from your kids. ...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
Probably nothing: People all over the world accidentally swallow a couple of seeds every once in a while. Usually nothing happens. ...Read more
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