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Title: BASIC FIRST AID


1
BASIC FIRST AID
  • INTRODUCTION

2
INTRODUCTION
  • The information provided to you in the first aid
    series is meant to supplement your training and
    is to inform you of the injuries that you may be
    faced in a wilderness situation.
  • KEEP IN MIND SAFETY FIRST AND ALWAYS BE PLANING
    FOR THE WORST CASE SCENERIOS.

3
The Good Samaritan Law
  • The Good Samaritan Statute is Assembly Bill 1301
    which became law in the State of California on
    May 10, 1978. There are two sections of the
    statute which have a great significance on the
    rendering of emergency medical care to others and
    they are identified as Sections 1766 1767,
    Article 4, Chapter 130, California Health and
    Safety Code.
  • Section 1766 reads "In order to encourage local
    agencies and other organizations to train people
    in emergency medical services, no local agency,
    entity of state or local emergency medical
    services, no local private organization which
    sponsors, authorizes, supports, finances, or
    supervises the training of people,....in
    emergency medical services shall be liable for
    any civil damages alleged to result from such
    training programs."
  • Section 1767 reads "In order to encourage people
    to participate in emergency medical services
    training programs and to render emergency medical
    services to others, no person who in good faith
    renders emergency care at the scene of an
    emergency shall be liable for any act or
    omission."

4
INTRODUCTION
  • Before talking about how to help others lets talk
    about how we protect our selves while helping
    others.
  • We protect our selves by being safe and calm in
    case of an emergency.
  • Ensure the environment is safe for you to enter.
  • We also protect our selves by using
  • Body Substance Isolation.
  • In wilderness term it basically means the use of
    Vinyl or Latex Gloves,
  • CPR Mask or Shield and possibly a pair of
    protective glasses or goggles.

5
INTRODUCTION
  • WHAT IS FIRST AID?
  • First aid is the help or care that is given to a
    person immediately following an injury or
    illness.

6
INTRODUCTION
  • Assessment
  • Assess your surroundings and ensure it is safe to
    approach the victim. DONT BECOME THE SECOND
    VICTIM.
  • When it is safe assess the victim for any
    injuries that may be life threatening (Breathing,
    Pulse, Bleeding, Shock,...)

7
INTRODUCTION
CHECK TO SEE IF THE VICTIM IS RESPONSIVE
  • NOT RESPONDING
  • Call 911
  • Check the airway
  • Check for breathing
  • If not breathing provide rescue breathing or CPR
    as necessary
  • Care for shock
  • RESPONDING
  • Mutual agreement to provide assistance
  • Check and control bleeding
  • Head-to-toe exam
  • Provide any necessary first aid with in your
    capabilities
  • Treat for shock
  • Call 911 if still necessary

8
INTRODUCTION
  • WHO DO YOU CALL?
  • For medical help always call
  • ...

911
9
INTRODUCTION
  • Once you have contacted
  • medical services (911)
  • You should return to the victim and provide any
    other care
  • with in your scope of training.

10
FIRST AID / CPR CLASSES
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