Basic Life Support. CONTENTS. Page 2, Risks to the rescuer when performing basic life support. 3, Basic Life Support Algorithm (flow Sequence) 4, Recovery position 6, Choking and how to deal with a choking victim. Important Note
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2, Risks to the rescuer when performing basic life support.
3, Basic Life Support Algorithm (flow Sequence)
4, Recovery position
6, Choking and how to deal with a choking victim.
RISKS TO RESCUER
The safety of both the rescuer and victim are paramount during a resuscitation attempt. There have been few incidents of rescuers suffering adverse effects from undertaking CPR, with only isolated reports of infections such as tuberculosis (TB) and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS). Transmission of HIV during CPR has never been reported. There have been no human studies to address the effectiveness of barrier devices during CPR: however, laboratory studies have shown that certain filters, or barrier devices with one-way valves, prevent oral bacteria transmission from the victim to the rescuer during mouth-to-mouth ventilation. Rescuers should take appropriate safety precautions where feasible, especially if the victim is known to have a serious infection, such as TB.
Shout for help
NOT BREATHING NORMALLY?
2 rescue breaths:
30 chest compressions
Points of Note
The recovery position can be used for the unconscious breathing casualty. It is important to observe the lower arm to ensure the circulation is not impaired.
With your other hand, grasp the far leg just above the knee and pull it up,
If five back blows fail to relieve the airway obstruction give up to five abdominal thrusts.
part of the abdomen.
3. If the victim becomes unconscious
(Suitable for use in children over the age of 1 year)
SEVERE AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION
MILD AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION
CONTINUE TO CHECK
FOR DETERIORATION TO
OR RELIEF OF
5 BACK BLOWS
5 ABDOMINAL THRUSTS