Emergency First Aid EMERGENCY FIRST AID Have you ever been the first on scene of an accident that resulted in an injury or serious illness? If you have then you know what its like to be the only link between a victim and emergency medical care.
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Have you ever been the first on scene of an accident that resulted in an injury or serious illness?
If you have then you know what its like to be the only link between a victim and emergency medical care.
Your role is to take action, whether by providing first aid, seeking medical help or calling 911.
Your actions may improve the victims
chance of recovery.
If you are calling from a cell phone on the Hanford Site, dial 373-3800 for emergency medical help.
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For Mild bites and stings
Severe reaction is not common, however it will happen quickly. Watch for signs such as inability to breath, swelling of face and throat, hives etc. – CALL 911
Check if victim has special medications for reaction and administer.
Position the victim lying on his/her back and elevate his/her legs above heart level
Check the victim’s airway to ensure it is clear.
Check for signs of breathing, coughing, or movement
Loosen clothing (neck ties, collars, belts etc.)
If consciousness is not regained within one minute Call 911
NOTICE: This presentation is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Nor is it intended to replace First Aid Certification Training. Contact our Health Education Department at (509) 376-3267 for more information.