Introduction to First Aid - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Introduction to First Aid PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 56fc23-NTE0Z



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Introduction to First Aid

Description:

Introduction to First Aid Learning Objective To understand the meaning and aims of First Aid To know the basic contents of a First Aid pouch To know the qualities and ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:2205
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 21
Provided by: sin9168
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Introduction to First Aid


1
Introduction to First Aid
2
Learning Objective
  • To understand the meaning and aims of First Aid
  • To know the basic contents of a First Aid pouch
  • To know the qualities and responsibilities of a
    First Aider

3
Scope
  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Aims of First Aid
  • The First Aider
  • The First Aid Pouch
  • Case study
  • Conclusion

4
What is First Aid?
  • First Aid is the immediate assistance or
    treatment given to someone injured or suddenly
    taken ill before the arrival of an ambulance,
    doctor or other appropriately qualified person

5
Aims of First Aid
  • To preserve life
  • To prevent condition from worsening
  • To promote recovery

6
Duties of a First Aider
  • Saving life
  • Stabilizing the condition of victim
  • Minimizing late complications
  • Preparing the victim for evacuation and
    evacuating him with skill and dispatch

7
Qualities of a First Aider
  • A First Aider must be
  • Highly Trained
  • Examined and regularly re-examined to maintain
    standard
  • Up-to-date in knowledge and skills

8
Responsibility of a First Aider
  • In the management of a casualty, your
  • responsibility as a first aider is to
  • Assess the situation
  • Identify the condition of the casualty/what he is
    suffering from
  • Give immediate and appropriate treatment to the
    casualty

9
First Aid Pouch
10
Essential Items in the First Aid Pouch
  • Individually wrapped adhesive dressings
  • Bandages (Triangular, roller, elastic)
  • Safety Pins
  • First Aid Dressing (FAD) (No. 13 , 14, 15)
  • Proflavine / Anti-septic lotion
  • Plasters
  • Cotton Wool

Quantity subjective to situations/requirements
11
Item Descriptions
  • Adhesive Dressing or Plaster
  • Used for minor wounds, best choice for small
    wounds/cuts
  • Sterile Dressing, FAD
  • Easy to apply, ideal in emergencies. Comes in a
    range of sizes and in protective wrapping
  • Roller and Elastic Bandages
  • Supports joints, secures dressing, restricts
    movement, maintains pressure on dressing and
    limits swelling
  • Triangular bandages
  • Made of cloth or strong paper. Used for
    secondary bandages and slings

12
CASE STUDY
13
The First Minutes
  • You are faced with two casualties
  • At work a store man working in the workshop with
    a power saw had his fingers severed, and blood is
    spurting from the stump
  • During dinner, a customer in a restaurant had
    suffered a heart attack, lost consciousness and
    his face is turning blue

14
Take Note
  • Immediate danger threatens the lives of these
    two victims.

15
In Both Cases
  • Life saving measures must be carried out
    immediately
  • Delaying treatment until victims are evacuated
    or medical help arrives can result in death

16
At Site
  • Would you know how to render First Aid to these
    people ?

17
Action Taken
  • Amputation injury
  • Arrest haemorrhage
  • Heart attack
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

18
Remember
  • The first few minutes after an injury or sudden
    illness are critical
  • Any delay in starting treatment can cost a life

19
Medical Emergency
  • Result of trauma
  • Illness
  • Environmental accidents

20
Conclusion
  • The most urgent and important First Aid measures
    are aimed at supporting systems, to ensure
    oxygenation of the cells.
About PowerShow.com