First, ask them if they are choking, then tell them you are going to give them abdominal thrusts which is the Heimlich Maneuver to help them breathe.
Hands only CPR is not the preferred method but it is better than nothing for adults following a witnessed collapse. Below is a list of who needs breathing along with compressions.
When preparing for your disaster survival kit think about your priorities. Of course, food and water are necessary but First Aid supplies are the most important items in any emergency kit.
With a real first aid kit you should be able to manage CPR, Severe Bleeding, and Shock as well as other serious injuries, like burns and broken bones. That means the best first aid kit must have contents that are professional high-quality American made.
In a disaster hospitals are full and ambulances and firefighters are overwhelmed. You must still have the ability to care for your family when no one else can.
A solution to the problem is an emergency car window breaker. This bright orange rescue tool has a tempered steel tip which easily shatters tempered glass windows in your vehicle.
If your victim is unconscious and is lying on their back, here is the list of the potential problems or complications that the Recovery Position can solve.
There are only 4 items that you need for a long term water storage. Watch the video below and see how easy it is to store water safely and I've got some few tips for you too.
There are three main components for Disaster Preparedness for Schools that is essential for success. These are: Planning Supplies Training. These three things will allow you to manage and respond to the chaos that a large disaster such as an earthquake would create. Planning Planning provides the framework for your SEMS/NIMS
First call 9-1-1 and get the fire engine on the way, then grab your extinguisher and check the gauge to make sure the needle is in the green. This tells us that the extinguisher is charged with nitrogen an inert gas that will blow the powder out of the extinguisher and onto your fire.
Shock is like bleeding, one of those first aid emergencies that you will experience at some point in your life. As I stated in my video, "How To Treat Shock" this is one of the 3 first aid skills everyone needs to know to save lives. But, most people are unsure or confused about what to do
Blood loss following a traumatic injury accounts for 35% of pre-hospital deaths, which means a lot of folks are bleeding to death before they ever make it to a hospital. Everyone needs to know this lifesaving skill for the survival of their family and friends. In an emergency, you should immediately
I am going to cover the basics and why they are important, then of course you should add your own personal preparedness needs
Quick recognition and fast treatment of strokes can make all the difference in a patients outcome. I am here to support the American Heart Associations American Stroke Month in May. This is in concert with their new initiative "Together To End Stroke" an educational aim at the general public to share
Disaster Preparation with Flashlights and Dynamo Crank LED Flashlight It's that time again with spring upon us and Daylight Savings time requiring us to adjust our clocks. It is also a perfect reminder to change those batteries in our smoke detectors and flashlights. My recent appearance on KMIR 6 NBC affiliate in
Here's a quick post with a 3-minute video on what to do and what NOT to do on first aid treatment for burns to reduce pain and complications.
An email from Doug Copp, a self-proclaimed rescue expert with no formal training in Urban Search and Rescue, disaster preparedness, or firefighting or emergency medical services. In the email, Copp claims that it is much safer to lie next to the furniture, rather than underneath and use it as cover.
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