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First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by a lay person to a sick or injured casualty until definitive medical treatment can be accessed.
Asked in First Aid, Death and Dying, CPR
Can you revive a dead person?
Yes but not always . Recent developments in in 2013 in America, Japan and Australia have meant that clinically dead people from 1 to 3 hours have been resurrected after cardiac arrest using mechanical CPR combined with ECMO treatment( extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - an artificial lung hat keeps oxygen and blood flowing to the brain and vital organs) . A new machine called "Äuto Pulse" uses a band that wraps around and squuezes the entire chest providing precise and consistent compressions. Brain death...
Asked in Health, Public Health and Safety, First Aid
How do you treat a sprained thumb?
== == First make sure it's only a sprain. If there is any doubt about torn ligaments or broken bones you need to be seen by a doctor. However, if you can move it around, there is no "crackling" with movement, and the only symptom is that it's sore, then do the following: Use ice the first 24 hours after a sprain, then heat to the area after that. (Reason: ice reduces swelling and any bruising when you apply it right away. It...
Asked in First Aid, Endocrine System
How do you activate your spit glands?
You cannot voluntarily activate your spit glands. When you put food in your mouth, they automatically begin to produce saliva to aid in the digestion of food. Sometimes just thinking about eating food can allow them to produce saliva. ...
Asked in Health, Electrical Wiring, First Aid
Can an electric shock cause loss of consciousness?
Yes it can. It depends on the amount of voltage that you got shocked with. Electric shock can put the heart into asystole (absence of heart contractions). The heart will often resume its rhythm, but the accomanying respiratory arrest lasts longer, and can then lead to a second cardiac arrest due to lack of oxygen. Also, all electrical burns are considered to be worse than look externally (they can burn internally as well). ...
Asked in Cleaning, Manufacturing, Laundry, First Aid
What is the best way to remove fiberglass from your skin?
Answers Duct tape. The hair may go away too, so be warned. Take a piece of duct tape and place it on the skin and it will stick to the fiberglass fibers that are still above the skin. Remove the duct tape and the glass goes with it. If the fiberglass has worked its way below the skins surface, nothing can be done. Take a hot shower, not too hot as this will make your pores swell, you only want them to...
Asked in First Aid
Is there an alternative for gauze pads?
Low-adherence dressings (e.g. Mepitel®, Jelonet®) are used as interface layers and secondary absorbent dressings. They vary from impregnated cotton or viscose fibres to fenestrated silicone dressings, and help to make dressing changes less painful.Vapour-permeable films and membranes (e.g. Opsite®, Tegaderm®) allow the passage of water vapour and oxygen, but not water or microorganisms. They are commonly used to cover acute surgical wounds, but are not suitable for heavily exuding wounds.Odour-absorbent dressings (e.g. Carboflex®, Lyofoam C®) contain activated charcoal to neutralise odours. They are used mainly...
Asked in First Aid
Where should you find the pulse in a stroke victim?
You can find the pulse on the body either on the wrist or the neck. When checking for the pulse on the wrist you make sure you are checking on the side of the thumb using your pointer finger and middle finger. When you are checking on the neck (using the pointer finger and middle finger as well) take you fingers and go from the ear towards your chin. You will feel a little indenct on the neck but under the...
Asked in First Aid
What is the first aid treatment for a cracked rib?
Rib fractures are not very common but not unheard of either. As they are surrounded by lots of strong muscle, it takes quite a force to abuse them. A rib fracture/crack can be caused by a fall, getting hit by a car, or from extremely forceful coughing (i.e. due to pneumonia). Complications can occur when the fracture breaks apart completely in half. The sharp surface is likely to protrude the surrounding organs, namely the lungs. Some signs and symptoms of a fractured/cracked ribs...
Asked in First Aid, Symptoms, Blood
How much blood can someone lose before fainting?
The average healthy person has approximately 6 litres / 12 pints of blood - loss of one third, (1/3), of the total blood volume is fatal. Therefore I would say that a loss of about a litre / 2 pints would render a healthy person unconscious. ...
Asked in Landscapes, First Aid
What is an example of abrasion?
Abrasion is caused by friction or rubbing of the skin with a rough surface. Rug burns and board burns are also examples of abrasion, because they are caused by friction. Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/abrasions-cuts-scratches-and-your-child-1443281.html#ixzz1EpDQEKA0 Under Creative Commons License: Attribution ...
Asked in First Aid
What is the first step in healing a fracture?
Depending on the severity, the bone would need to be placed back in it's original position. It would then have to be set in a cast, hard or soft. Making sure that the bones are in a comfortable position, helps the them heal quicker and gentler. ...
Where should first aid kits be stored?
Probably somewhere easily accessible- for instance, if you live in a multilevel house, I would keep mine on the main or lower level. This way, in case of a fire, you wouldn't have to rush up any staircases, which can be dangerous. If it is a very large fire, I would let the medics take care of that.It also depends on where you live. I would contact a local first aid specialist if you want specifically pertaining information. ...
Asked in First Aid
What is best antidote for gasoline?
There is no true antidote for gasoline ingestion. The first thing you should do is call 911. Once 911 has dispatched an ambulance, call Poison Control (in the US, 1-800-222-1222) and follow their instructions. The treatment is mainly supportive in nature as you have to wait for the hydrocarbons to clear your system. ...
Asked in Exercise, Chemistry, Waste and Recycling, First Aid
What is the liquid in an instant cold pack?
Ammonium nitrate crystals and water. When you pop the water pack, the two undergo an endothermic reaction, forming ammonium and nitrate ions (NH4+ & NO3-). Water breaks the two parts of NH4NO3 into the positive and negative parts, and it takes heat energy from the surrounding area to make the separation. When it dries it recombines and releases that heat (not observed because water gets colder when it evaporates). So if you CAREFULLY cut that bag open and dry it, it will...
If there is clear or bloody fluid coming from the ears or nose why would you NOT use a nasopharyngeal airway?
A nasopharyngeal airway, (aka NPA or a nasal trumpet), is a tube inserted into the nasal passageway of an unconscious victim to provide an open airway (when unconscious the jaw muscles relax and the tongue to falls back obstructing the airway). The clear, straw like fluid coming out of the ears is called cerebro-spinal fluid [CSF]. CSF is the liquid that lines the space between the skull and brain to protect this sensitive organ. In the event of a traumatic brain injury (commonly known...
Asked in Wasps and Hornets, First Aid
What is the deadliest wasp?
no wasps are deadly unless you are stung in the throat, or allergic. if a very large swarm attacked a small child death may be possible.... but other than that.. the most painful? in my experience is probably the European wasp its much worse than other species of vespidae such as the paper wasp. but it really does depend on the person ...