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Top to Toe Survey And Recovery Position. JANICE MCDADE. GENERAL INFORMATION. Ground Rules for Session Equal Opportunities Policy Data Protection Act 1998 Confidentiality Policy Appeals procedure. Approved Code of Practice. Name something you would expect to see in a First Aid Box

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Top to toe survey and recovery position

Top to Toe SurveyAndRecovery Position

JANICE MCDADE


General information
GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Ground Rules for Session

  • Equal Opportunities Policy

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • Confidentiality Policy

  • Appeals procedure


Approved code of practice
Approved Code of Practice

  • Name something you would expect to see in a First Aid Box

  • Name something you would expect to see recorded in an Accident Book

  • Name one duty of employers under the Health and Safety at Work Act

  • Name one duty of employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act


The aim
The Aim

  • Assess the nature and extent of any possible injury

  • Understand and demonstrate the correct sequence of Top to Toe Survey

  • Protect the airway of an unconscious casualty

  • Be able to place an unconscious casualty in the Recovery Position


By the end of this session you will be able to
By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Assess the extent of injury to a casualty

  • Carry out a Top to Toe Survey in correct sequence

  • Place a casualty in the Recovery Position


Top to toe survey
Top to Toe Survey

  • Head – lumps, bumps, indentations and wetness

  • Face - bone structure, fracture sites such as nose and chin, check pupils, ears and nose for fluid, lips for cyanosis and mouth for bleeding

  • Neck – for cervical break

  • Collar Bone – for equality and symmetry


Top to toe survey1
Top to Toe Survey

  • Arms – Misshapen, swelling and fluids

  • Rib Cage – Check for paradoxical breathing and fractures

  • Abdomen – check for rigidity

  • Pelvic Area – look and listen for crepitus

  • Legs – As arms


Recovery position
Recovery Position

  • Secure Position which protects the casualty and maintains the airway

  • Head, neck and back are kept in alignment









You should now be able to
You should now be able to

  • Assess the extent of injury to a casualty

  • Carry out a Top to Toe Survey in correct sequence

  • Place a casualty in the Recovery Position


Recovery position first aid manual 8th edition
Recovery Position - First Aid Manual 8th Edition

  • Pg 85 and 93 Spinal Injury to Adult/Child

  • Pg 84/85 – Adults

  • Pg 92/93 – Children

  • Pg 98 – Infant

  • www.bbc.co.uk/firstaid


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