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Steps of CPR 2015 update


Adult (puberty +) 2 hands        2 inches deep

Child (1-puberty) 1– 2 hands  2 inches deep

Infant (-1) 2 fingers             1 1/2 inches deep

Note: Always make sure the scene is safe before you start

1. TAP AND SHOUT (establish unresponsiveness)

2. ACTIVATE THE EMS SYSTEM (send someone to call 911) (see note below)

3. POSITION THE VICTIM (flat on back)

4. BEGIN  30 COMPRESSIONS (rate: 100-120 per minute)

5. OPEN AIRWAY /check BRIEFLY for normal breathing   (head tilt-chin lift)

6. GIVE 2 VENTILATIONS (rate: 1-2 seconds each)

7. KEEP REPEATING THE COMPRESSIONS and BREATHS WITHOUT STOPPING UNTIL HELP ARRIVES


Note: you can do 2 minutes of CPR for child/infant before calling 911

If bystander is not trained in CPR they should provide “compression on ly CPR” for the adult victim who collapses and does not respond. Continue “compression only CPR” until an AED arrives or EMS (9-1-1) arrives.

What should I put in a first aid kit?

 

First aid handbook

Antiseptic wipes or hydrogen peroxide (for your own use)

Antibiotic spray or ointment (for your own use)

Band-aides / adhesive bandages of mixed sizes

Adhesive tape

Sterile gauze pads

Sterile gauze bandages to wrap around wounds

“Ace” bandage

Emergency blanket

Hand Sanitizer/wipes or soap

Calamine or hydrocortisone cream (for your own use)

Triangular bandages for slings

Ice  and heat packs

Tweezers

Scissors or knife

Safety pins

Thermometer

Sterile eye pads or large pads that can cover the eye area

Acetaminophen or ibuprofen (for your own use)

Non-Latex gloves (several pairs; large size)

Safety glasses and face mask

Small bottle of water

“Zip lock” bags

Charcoal (for poisoning incase 911 tells you to use it)

CPR face mask

Sugar

Large trash bag

Pen and note pad

Water tight container for the supplies

 

This is just a suggested list, you may wish to add or subtract items as you see fit; these are the basics to get you started.

 

Your well being and who gets help first...

 Emotional aspects of first aid, stress management, scene safety, body substance isolation, personal protection equipment, safety precautions that can be taken prior to performing the role of the first aider; these are all things this class will cover and more.

The middle of a crises is not the time to start figuring out how to handle it. Thinking in any crisis is as crucial as actions, First and foremost  you need to quickly assess your situation and then act upon it.  Remain calm, learn to improvise with what you have around you and never put yourself in danger.

Keep in mind that panic only aids in destroying good judgment calls on your part. Keep in mind that your panic will only make things worse and may paralyzes your response at hand. No two emergencies are exactly alike, you may be in a situation where you do not have your first aid kit at your disposal. This is where you must look around you and make do with what you have. If, for example, someone is bleeding and you do not have gauze, is there a clean cloth or shirt you can use.

In specific emergencies you, and only you can weigh your risks and dangers of each possible procedure; and it is up to you to keep yourself safe.

Keep in mind your goal is to stabilize the situation at hand,  if you’re not a medical

Professional, you are not expected to “fix” anyone. 

 Who gets help first?

1)  Immediate care: patients who…

                           Have severe bleeding/Unresponsive or unconscious

2)  Urgent care: patients who…

                           Can be delayed in care for up to 1 hour

3)  Delayed care: patients who…

                          Have minor injuries and could be delayed for up to 3 hours

4)  Dead:

                 Patients who are obviously dead/mortally wounded

 

Assessing the patient:

 

When we encounter an emergency we need to start asking questions, physically check our victim, and prepare for whatever action we need to stabilize the situation.

ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED:
SAMPLE:

Signs/Symptoms

  What’s wrong/how do they feel/how long have they felt this way

Allergies

  Is this a reaction/are they allergic to anything

Medications

  What meds do they take over the counter/ doctor? Did they take them? Do they   need them?

Past medical History

  Has this happened before? Do they have any other

   conditions?

Last oral intake

  Eat/drink & when

Events leading up to

  What were they doing when this started?

LOOK & FEEL for the injuries:

HN CASPER

·          Head

·          Neck

·          Chest

·          Abdomen

·          Spine

·          Pelvis

·          Extremities

·          Recheck vital signs

Hand off your report when 9-1-1 arrives:

·          What did you see

·          What the patient said

·          What you did

·          What has change. Keep in mind times as well. When did it start and how long till it changed. 

Emergency Patient Moves: Should we move every person we encounter? NO, we only move them if....

 

·          If there is immediate danger

·          Unable to provide first aid in the position the patient is found in.

·          If you have to move someone to get to a seriously injured patient

·          ALWAYS protect the patients head & neck

·          DO NOT remove helmets