Five Questions You Should Know The Answers To In First Aid

Posted on: 12 September 2017

When getting into the medical field, it's important to have first aid safety instruction. This is basic health care that could make a whole world of difference in treating someone as efficiently as possible, especially in an emergency situation. Here are five questions you should know the answers to:

  1. What Should You Do if a Wound Continues to Bleed After Placing Pressure? Placing pressure on a bleeding wound is the first thing you should do when someone is injured in this way. However, if bleeding continues, then you need to take further steps to help that person until medical help arrives. This means dressing the wound further while not removing other dressing already on there no matter how blood socked it might be. 
  2. How Do You Treat a Burn? Burns need to be treated efficiently right from the start to prevent extensive damage to the skin. If someone has a burn, you need to cool it with water and then cover with a dressing that is dry and clean. On top of this, the person should immediately be removed from the heat, which is either a burning building, boiling water, or other hot liquid. 
  3. What is a Sign of a Sudden Illness? You will know if someone has suddenly become ill and needs medical treatment is they have a change in their level of consciousness even if it's subtle, a loss of vision, or a sign of shock. All of these signs means that this person needs immediate medical attention in an emergency care facility. 
  4. How Do You Treat Someone With a Possible Head, Neck or Spine Injury? Head, neck, or spine injuries are serious and could mean a possibility of paralysis. For this reason, you need to be extremely careful in treating this person and getting them to the medical facility. You need to support the person's head in the position in which it was when the person was found without trying to align it to a different position. This could cause serious damage if the head is moved at all. 
  5. How Do You Treat an Allergic Reaction to a Bee? Allergic reactions to bees can be extremely dangerous, which is why it's important to take careful measures in treating the person having the reaction. Basically, you should do nothing until emergency medical attention arrives on the scene. The right equipment needs to be available, so you should not attempt to remove any stinger, try and give the person something to drink because they could choke if the muscles aren't working correctly, or attempt to provide CPR. 

When you know the answers to these five questions, you can work more efficiently in the medical field of handling and treating emergency situations. Contact first aid safety instructors near you for more information and assistance. 


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