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First Aid Class

 

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...�OBJECTIVES -RISK ASSESSMENT -PROPER APPLICATION OF A FIELD OR PRESSURE DRESSING AND TOURNIQUET - FIRST AID FOR BURNS - IDENTIFY AND TREAT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
...�UNCOVER THE WOUND ...�APPLY THE CASUALTY'S FIELD DRESSING ...�APPLY MANUAL PRESSURE AND ELEVATE LIMB ...�APPLY PRESSURE DRESSING IF BLEEDING CONTINUES ...�PERFORM ADDITIONAL FIRST AID MEASURES IF NECESSARY
...�CARBON MONOXIDE CAUSES MORE POISONING DEATHS THAN ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE. IT IS PRODUCED DURING THE INCOMPLETE BURNING OF ORGANIC FUELS. CARBON MONOXIDE IS A COLORLESS, ODORLESS, TASTELESS GAS; WHICH MAKES ITS DETECTION IN THE AIR DIFFICULT AND THUS INCREASE THE HAZARD. USUALLY THE VICTIM DOES NOT REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE.
...�SENSE OF PRESSURE IN THE HEAD ...�ROARING/ RINGING SENSATION OF THE EARS ...�PATIENT IS CONFUSED AND UNABLE TO THINK CLEARLY ...�DRUNK APPEARANCE ...�OFTEN VOMITING ...�INCONTINENT ...�CONVULSIONS
...�CHERRY RED LIPS ...�DILATED PUPILS ...�COMA ...�NOTE: YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING WHENEVER CONFRONTED WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS WHO ARE SHARING ACCOMMODATIONS.