Saturday, May 24, 2008

ACTION IN EMERGENCY

Written by Neill Abayon

1. IS ANYONE IN DANGER?
* If yes, can the danger be easily managed?
* If it cannot, call for emergency help and protect the scene.

2. MOVE TO THE QUIETEST VICTIM FIRST
* Gently shake the shoulder and ask him or her a question.
* If there is a response, treat any life-threatening condition before checking the next person.
* If there is no response, check the airway.

3. OPEN THE AIRWAY
* Lift the chin, check the mouth for any obstructions and remove then tilt the head back gently.

4. CHECKING FOR BREATHING
* Place your check close to his or her mouth and listen and feel for breathing. Look to see if the chest is moving.

a. IF NOT BREATHING
* Give 2 rescue breaths by pinching the nose, sealing your mouth over to his or her mouth, and breathing in to the person
b. IF BREATHING
* Check for and treat any life-threatening conditions and place in the recovery position.

5. LOOK FOR SIGNS OF CIRCULATIONS
* If the victim is a child, or an adult who has suffered drowning or an accident, proceed direct to CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
* Otherwise look for signs of life such as movement and normal skin color for 10 seconds.

6. CONTINUE RESCUE BREATHING
* Check for signs of circulation every minute.

2 comments:

-mnel- said...

if the victim appears to have a cervical injury, use the jaw thrust maneuver instead of the head-tilt-chin-lift maneuver. this prevents further damage by lessening movements of the head. ;)

healthzone said...

yes, very well indeed.