What is Emergency Care?
Emergency Care, also known as First Aid, is simple, effective management or care given to a casualty of injury or sudden illness until they can access more advanced care. It is also immediate care by a first respondent when a person is injured or ill until complete medical treatment is available.
The aims of Emergency Care/ First Aid are:
• To preserve life
• To protect the unconscious casualty
• To prevent further injury or pain
• To promote recovery.
5 Types of Basic First Aid:
1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) professionals can assist a cardiac arrest victim to regain breathing. CPR involves making sure the person’s airway is clear before maintaining blood circulation by employing rescue breathing and chest compressions.
2. Bleeding: To avoid excessive blood loss, stopping a cut from bleeding is essential. In addition, knowing the type of bleeding will help you gauge its intensity and determine when the patient needs medical assistance.
3. Burns: To treat a burn, you must first eliminate the cause—heat, a chemical, or electricity—and then thoroughly cool the injured area with running water.
4. Choking: A blockage cutting off a person’s airway might render them unconscious or cause death. It’s critical to know when someone is choking and requires assistance.
5. Broken Bones: to avoid further harm, you should treat any injury to a hand, foot, or limb like a broken bone.
5 Basic Steps to First Aid Treatment:
- Danger: Always ensure the area is secure before going near a victim.
- Response: Verify the victim’s level of responsiveness.
- Airway: Next, make sure the airway is open and unobstructed.
- Breathing: Now, you must determine whether the victim is breathing regularly.
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