Category Archives for Emergencies

The Kiss of Life

Someone who has actually stopped breathing naturally is most likely to suffer some form of brain damage after a period of about four minutes. The ‘kiss of life’ will put air into that person’s lungs until they can breathe unaided … Continue reading

10. April 2013 by admin
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How to Stop Bleeding from Cuts

Even if you cannot stop the bleeding altogether, reducing the flow of blood may be enough to save someone’s life. A deep cut 1. Lay the person down. Remove clothing from around the wound if you can, but don’t waste … Continue reading

28. November 2012 by admin
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How to Treat an Electric Shock

If someone receives an electric shock, cut off the source of electricity before doing anything else. 1. Stop the electric current by switching off at the socket or pulling out the plug. If you cannot reach the socket, switch off … Continue reading

07. October 2011 by admin
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Drug Abuse: How to Treat a Drugs Overdose

An overdose of any drug (either an addictive drug or an ordinary medicine) is serious and requires urgent medical treatment. Symptoms of drug overdose may include abnormal dilation or contraction of the pupils of the eyes, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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Diabetic Coma

A diabetic who appears to be drunk may be suffering from low blood sugar. The condition is brought on by taking too much insulin or eating too little food. Lt can also occur after exercise has burnt up the sugar … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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What to Do In the Event of Choking

If the victim is conscious 1. Remove any food or loose false teeth from the mouth. (Do not try to locate the object with your finger.) Encourage the victim to cough; that may be enough to dislodge the blockage from … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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How to Treat Burns and Scalds

Many burns need medical attention because of the risk of infection and shock. A young child or a sick or old person should always be taken to a doctor. A burn or scald smaller than a 10p If possible, remove … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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Broken Bones: What to Do In An Emergency

Treat all doubtful cases of injured bones as if they are broken. Do not move the casualty unless it is absolutely necessary. Telephone 999 and ask for an ambulance. In the case of a broken arm, it might be reasonable … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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How to Make a 999 Call

MAKING A 999 CALL 1.Before making the call, find out where you are. It may seem obvious to you, but the operator will need an address. So you need to know the name of the street, plus a house number … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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What to Do About Animal Bites

Bites from animals or people can cause infection, so wash the area thoroughly and if the skin has been broken see a doctor urgently, particularly if the bite has come from a person. Serious wounds should be treated at the … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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