Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First Aid Tips and What to Do After Accident

Accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. Some minor accident and does not require serious medical attention. Others require the affected individuals was rushed to the hospital. However, it is advisable to have a first aid kit handy and with information about what to do if you or a loved one you meet accident.Everyone should have a basic first aid kit home and car. A first aid kit consists of the following items: Pain relievers and medicines for fever for children and adults, thermometer, diarrhea medicine and acidity, to prevent sunburn lotion, wipes and sterile gauze or bandages, adhesive tape, scissors, antiseptic cream and crepe bandages. Other useful items that might be useful to include tongs, disposable gloves, saline solution, safety pins, sterile eye pad and cotton buds.

Accidents can cause bleeding, poisoning, injury to teeth, little that foreign wheat in the eyes, burns, problems breathing and more. When an accident occurs, it is important to analyze the nature of the damage and act accordingly. Therefore, first make sure that the injured person is awake and alert and breathing properly. Minor burns cut and easy handling at home. But during the severe damage that may have to stabilize or reduce respiratory illness in humans until medical help arrives. If the person is bleeding due to injury or cut, the first priority is to stop the bleeding trying to apply pressure to the affected area. Use a clean cloth to do it once and stop the bleeding, cover with a piece of clean bandage.If, blood squirts out and people could die in a few minutes. Therefore, it is important to apply a lot of pressure on the affected area so that bleeding can be controlled. Also make sure that the injured area is higher than the rest of the body to control blood flow to the area. 

Also, if possible, lower the head compared to the rest of the body to the brain as well oxygen.Bleeding can also cause shock: signs to put your hand sweating, increased pulse rate, low pressure and dizziness. Help those who do not tell the truth so that the head is lower than other parts of the body. Also make sure that the people are warm. In case of vomiting, turn the person on his side to prevent choking.Accidents can also cause respiratory problems. In this case you should immediately seek help. Basic life support given to individuals to restore their breathing. But it should be administered only by persons who have undergone first aid training.

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