How should the major types of injuries and medical conditions be managed in first aid situations
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How should the major types of injuries and medical conditions be managed in first aid situations

How should the major types of injuries and medical conditions be managed in first aid situations?


Management of injuries

Management of injuries

-Eye injuries

The eye is a very delicate part of the body and, because of its nature, it is very easily damaged. Eye injuries can range from minor irritations such as dirt, eyelashes or small foreign objects in the eye to more major issues such as penetrating eye injuries and burns. Eye injuries can cause damage to the cornea of the eye, which may affect sight, and corneal injuries are very prone to infection. The risk of infection when treating eye injuries can be reduced by wearing gloves.

Signs and symptoms-

  • Irritation of the eye

  • Dry, gritty or scratchy feeling in the eye

  • Pain and/or redness in eye

  • Patient cannot open or close the eye

  • Watering of the eye

  • Twitching or spasms of the muscles around the eye

  • Discharge or blood from the eye

  • Injuries to the eyelids or surrounding facial tissue

  • Sensitivity to light


How should the major types of injuries and medical conditions be managed in first aid situations

Primary managements-

  • DRABCD

  • Calm and reassure the patient

  • Support the patient’s head

  • Encourage the patient to not rub or move the eyes

  • Flush the eye with clean, cool flowing water for up to 20 minutes

  • Cover the eye with sterile pad

  • Do not attempt to remove any large or embedded objects – pad around the eye

  • Seek medial attention


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Management of injuries

-Nasal injuries

Nasal injuries are quite common, as the nose has very little structural support and occupies a very prominent place on the face. The most typical nasal injury is a blockage, which is usually caused by young children putting foreign objects into their nose and which can then become lodged there causing discomfort, pain and breathing difficulty. Removal of these objects requires expert medical attention. Other common nasal injuries are bleeding and broken noses. As the nose is close to other important structures, initially any nose injury should be treated as a head injury and a search made for any other facial damage.

Signs and symptoms-

  • Bleeding

  • Pain in and around the nose

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Instability of the nose bones

  • Deformity

  • Facial lacerations


How should the major types of injuries and medical conditions be managed in first aid situations

Primary managements-

  • DRABCD

  • Tell the patient to breathe through their mouth and to try not to sniff or blow their nose

  • Sit them up with head tilted slightly forward

  • Pinch the soft part of the patient’s nose together between the fingers and hold for 10 minutes (do not do this for a broken nose!!!!!)

  • Apply ice packs to the neck and forehead

  • Seek medical assistance for a broken nose, or if bleeding from the nose does not stop


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