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Principals and priorities of First Aid. To preserve life ____________________________ ____________________________ To prevent the injury or condition worsening ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________`___ To promote recovery

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    1. Principals and priorities of First Aid • To preserve life • ____________________________ • ____________________________ • To prevent the injury or condition worsening ______________________________________________ • ___________________________________________`___ • To promote recovery • ____________________________ • ____________________________ Stay calm Assess the situation Safety of First Aider Safety of other people Safety of victim Airway – Breathing Circulation Use of bystanders to maintain Safety Do No Harm

    2. What has happened?

    3. Check the victim for response Not responding – Call 997 and Open Airway

    4. Check for normal breathing • Look for chest movement. • Listen to the victim‘s • mouth for breath sounds. • Feel for air on your cheek.

    5. Unconscious victim…if breathingplace in Recovery position

    6. Recovery position Tongue

    7. Adult Life Support ADULT CARDIO – PULMONARY RESUSCITATION CPR 30 CHEST COMPRESSIONS : 2BREATHS

    8. Child Life Support CHILD CARDIO – PULMONARY RESUSCITATION – CPR under 8 years old Start with 5 breaths and then continue with 30 chest compressions : 2 breaths

    9. ”Every minute counts” Clinical death: Heart stops Biological death: Brain death

    10. Chances of recovery • CPR must be commmenced immidiately! • The time from stoppage of the heart to permanent death of brain tissue is aprox. 4 minutes. • Someone is needed to sustain life until the ambulance arrives!

    11. Thank you !