Basic First Aid Techniques Everyone Should Know
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. It is important to know basic first aid techniques to provide immediate assistance to the injured person before professional medical help arrives. In this blog, we will discuss some basic first aid techniques that everyone should know.
- Bleeding: In case of bleeding, apply pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or bandage. Elevate the injured area above the heart to slow down the bleeding. If the bleeding is severe, call for professional medical help immediately.
- Burns: In case of minor burns, run cool water over the affected area for at least 10 minutes. Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage. Do not apply ice, butter, or ointment to the burn. In case of severe burns, call for professional medical help immediately.
- Choking: If someone is choking, ask them if they can speak or cough. If they cannot, stand behind them and wrap your arms around their waist. Make a fist with one hand and place it just above the navel. Grasp the fist with the other hand and press it into the abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat until the object is dislodged.
- Fractures: In case of a fracture, immobilize the injured area by using a splint or sling. Apply ice to the affected area to reduce swelling. Call for professional medical help immediately.
- Heart Attack: In case of a heart attack, call for professional medical help immediately. Ask the person to sit down and rest. Loosen any tight clothing. If the person is not allergic to aspirin, give them a chewable aspirin tablet to chew and swallow.
These are some basic first aid techniques that everyone should know. However, it is important to note that these techniques are not a substitute for professional medical help. In case of a medical emergency, always call for professional medical help immediately.
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