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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.

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