Have you ever come to the aid of an injured person or victim of an accident? The feeling of panic takes over and the fear of making a mistake is great. But in most cases, first aid proves to be an extremely important part.
But why wait until you are in an emergency situation to ask yourself what is the most appropriate way to intervene?
Here are our tips on how to perform a perfect first aid maneuver !
First aid: here are all the procedures to be performed
In the last period we have noticed an increased interest in first aid procedures . Perhaps because the awareness has increased that, promptly intervening in emergency situations, can be really important to save a person’s life. Then when the person in question is a relative or a friend, the matter becomes complicated: more emotions come into play and the fear of hurting him becomes unbearable.
The first rule is to not panic and just perform the maneuvers you know. For this reason it is important to practice and do simulations from time to time. In this way the movements will be automatic and you will not have time to think about the negative consequences.
Here’s how to perform first aid :
- Assess the context of the incident . Particularly when it happens outside, the first thing to do is to make sure that the dangerous situation has ceased, so as not to risk hurting yourself too. This especially in the case of a road accident, always check that there are no cars arriving and remember to indicate the area of the indicator in the appropriate way.
- Call 118 . While you are waiting for the ambulance to arrive, check the vital signs of the injured person. Check for breathing, pulse and state of consciousness. To assess whether the injured person is conscious, try calling him or pinching him at the height of the trapezius, away from the neck and head to avoid more serious injuries in the event of trauma. If the individual is conscious he will respond to stimuli.
- In case of unconsciousness it is very important to check breathing and that the airways are free. If he is breathing, and there is no obvious injury, place him in the lateral position, also called the safety position .
- Check your heart rate . If the victim has no heartbeat, is not breathing and is unconscious you will need to perform heart massage to try to revive him.
These first aid maneuvers can be applied in different situations. Make sure you always have your first aid kit on hand . It is a box composed of the elements necessary to intervene in the case of obvious injuries.
The first aid kit
The first aid box is nothing more than a waterproof box, small in size so that it can be easily stored in any place. Inside there are shelves and partitions that allow you to always keep it tidy.
You can choose to purchase a v otate, such as speed Gima box ideal for doctors, dentists, companies and ambulances, and supply it with all the necessary elements: patches absorbed, disinfectant, cotton wool, gauze, bandages, tweezers, scissors, thermometer and various ointments.
Or buy a box already made up of everything you need for first aid , such as the Gima family box , suitable for home, office, car and boat.
This way you will have everything you need to perform first aid maneuvers . Whenever you have finished a product, remember to replace it as soon as possible!
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