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By Gina M. Piazza

A potential life-saving connection with continue round the condo or within the motor vehicle, DK’s First reduction handbook seems at greater than a hundred various stipulations, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and indicates precisely what to do with step by step photographic sequences.
Every is obviously defined, outlining reasons, signs and indicators, and motion plans. The up-to-date layout makes the directions more uncomplicated to keep on with, no matter if you would like info on emergency first relief, first reduction for infants and kids, or tips about resuscitation.

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Do not move the casualty unless it is absolutely necessary. If you do have to move her, the method will depend on the casualty’s condition and available help. ■ Be aware that road surfaces may be slippery because of fuel, oil, or even ice. ■ Be aware that undeployed air bags and unactivated seat-belt tensioners may be a hazard. ■ Find out as much as you can about the accident and relay this information to the emergency services when they arrive. Casualty in a vehicle Assume that any injured casualty in a vehicle has a neck injury.

Make sure that you do not move the casualty more than is strictly necessary. If possible, examine a conscious casualty in the position in which you find her, or one that best suits her condition, unless her life is in immediate danger. If an unconscious breathing casualty has been placed in the recovery position, leave her in this position while you carry out the head-totoe examination. 52–53), then work from her head downward. Initially, note minor injuries but continue your examination to make sure that you do not miss any concealed potentially serious conditions; return to them only when you have completed your examination.

Four minutes, the blood oxygen level falls and rescue breathing becomes important as well. The combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths is called cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. In a child or infant, a problem with breathing is the most likely reason for the heart to stop. 84–87). CHEST COMPRESSION–ONLY CPR If you have not had any formal training in CPR, or you are unwilling or unable to give rescue breaths, you can give chest compressions only. 70–71). EARLY DEFIBRILLATION EARLY ADVANCED CARE A controlled electric shock from an AED is given.

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