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What Is The Recommended First Aid Procedures For Calcium Carbide
Ice and rest: Relative rest and ice for 20 minutes twice daily for the first 24-48 hours after which moist heat may be applied for 20 minutes twice daily accompanied by gentle stretching. If symptoms persist then consultation with physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be appropriate. ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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