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Emergency First Aid

 

Wounds and bleeding

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Small cuts:  Wash and apply a sterile dressing

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Large wounds:   Examine wound for embedded objects, apply a sterile dressing and direct pressure. Elevate the injured area if possible. If bleeding is serious dial 999 (or your country's emergency number) and request medical assistance. Always war sterile gloves if you have them available.

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DO NOT remove embedded objects.

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DO NOT remove dressings once applied. If bleeding persists, apply additional dressings on top of the initial one.

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DO NOT use antiseptic creams or lotions.

 

Burns and scalds

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Place the injured part under running cold water for at least 10 minutes.

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Dress the area with a clean sterile non-fluffy material.

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Seek medical help.

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DO NOT apply lotions, creams or ointments.

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DO NOT use adhesive dressings or cotton wool

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DO NOT break any blisters

 

Poisoning

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If you are the casualty, call for help immediately. Notify a relative or friend

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Place the casualty in the recovery position of appropriate. Keep the casualty still and call for help. Monitor Airway (by removing obvious obstructions), Breathing (gently tilt head back, check breathing), and Circulation (check for pulse)

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DO NOT attempt to induce vomiting.