first aid awareness l.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
First Aid Awareness PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
First Aid Awareness

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 36

First Aid Awareness - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

First Aid Awareness. What is First Aid : First Aid is the assistance or treatment given to a casualty for any injury or sudden illness before the arrival of an ambulance or qualified medical expert . It may involve improvising with facilities and materials available at the time.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'First Aid Awareness' - oshin

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
first aid awareness
First Aid Awareness

What is First Aid:

  • First Aid is the assistance or treatment given to a casualty for any injury or sudden illness before the arrival of an ambulance or qualified medical expert. It may involve improvising with facilities and materials available at the time.

Aim of First Aid

  • First Aid treatment is given to a casualty in order:
    • To preserve life
    • To prevent the condition from worsening
    • To promote recovery
protect examine alert

You must assess the situation and

1 - Protect

2 - Examine

3 - Alert

  • Only after having performed these 3 steps will you actually provide First Aid.
1 protect
1 - Protect

Protectyourself and the injured person

Avoid another accident by eliminating the cause:

  • Turn-off the electricity to equipment
  • Have someone control traffic
  • Keep bystanders away from the scene of the accident
  • Extinguish fire if possible without putting yourself in danger
  • Protect yourself against blood borne pathogens (AIDS, Hepatitis)

Break the circuit

2 examine the victim
2 - Examine the victim

A- Look for severe external bleeding

B- Check for responsiveness and unconsciousness

C- Check for breathing

D- Check for circulation

2 examine
2 - Examine

A - Look for severe external bleeding

  • Loss of blood may be fatal
  • Arterial bleeding from the femoral artery can cause death in two minutes!
2 examine6
2- Examine

B - Check For Responsiveness/ Unconsciousness

Ask simple questions

“Can you hear me?”

Give simple orders

“Press my hand.”

If there is no reply and no response, the victim is unconscious.

2 examine7
2 - Examine

C - Check For Breathing:

Look - Listen - Feel

2 examine8
2 - Examine

D - Check Circulation/Pulse

Until recently, the rule was to check for the carotid pulse.

THIS IS NO LONGER THE RULE - This has now been abandonned in the revised First Aid international recommendations due to the fact that many first aiders were not able to find a pulse when faced with an emergency situation.

One must consider that there is no pulse if the victim:

1 – is unconscious and

2 – is not breathing and

3 – has no reaction (coughing or body movements).

3 alert
3 - Alert
  • Call for assistance or have someone alert the emergency medical service rapidly. Always provide:
    • Exact location or address of the accident or incident
    • Telephone number where you can be called
    • How many people are involved
    • Nature of injuries (fractures, burns, etc.)
    • Indication of the seriousness of the injuries (breathing or not, etc.)
    • What first aid has been given
  • Do not hang up until you are sure that the person at the other end has all the info and have them repeat the address to send assistance.
treat the victim
Treat the victim

1- Control Blood Loss

2- Open the Airway

3- Give Artificial Ventilation

4- Give External Chest Compressions (ECC)

5- Place in the Recovery Position

6-Keep under Observation


1 treating control blood loss
1-Treating: Control Blood Loss

A- For important but non-complicated external bleeding:

Apply direct pressure on the wound.

Avoid direct contact with blood (gloves, gauze, handkerchief, etc.)

1 treating control blood loss12
1 - Treating: Control Blood Loss
  • B- For important and complicated external bleeding (associated with a fracture or foreign body):
  • use indirect pressure.
  • This requires applying pressure
  • to the appropriate pressure point.

Brachial pressure point =Inner part of the upper arm

(Used to stop bleeding in hand, forearm and arm)

Femoral pressure point =Groin

(Used to stop bleeding in thigh, leg, foot)



1 treating control blood loss13
1 - Treating: Control Blood Loss
  • Place a Tourniquet ONLY if:
      • Bleeding is profuse and the pressure point is ineffective or impossible to achieve.
      • You are alone and cannot apply a pressure point and perform CPR at the same time.
      • There is no other choice as in the case of an amputated limb.

Lay the injured person down. Note the time at which the tourniquet was placed,

and write it on his forehead.


2 treating opening the airway
2- Treating: Opening the airway

For an unconscious casualty who is not breathing:

Give two inflations immediately

Open the airway if the first two inflations

are ineffective:

  • Check tongue’s position
  • Use fingers to remove obstruction
  • Tilt up chin
2 treating opening the airway15
2 - Treating: Opening the airway

If casualty is unconscious

  • Free the airway by using the head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver. This places the tongue so as to open the airway.

BEFORE (airway closed)AFTER (airway open)



3 treating artificial ventilation
3 - Treating: Artificial ventilation

Mouth to mouth or mouth to nose

12 to 15 inflation's per minutes (adult)

Check to make sure that the chest is rising

4 treating external chest compressions
4 - Treating: External Chest Compressions

One must consider that there is no pulse if the victim:

1 – is unconscious and

2 – is not breathing and

3 – has no reaction (coughing or body movement).

External Chest Compressions must be delivered to keep the blood circulating

  • Without a proper blood supply to the brain, DEATH results in 3 minutes!

No pulse = No heart beat

=> ECC

4 treating external chest compressions18
4 - Treating: External Chest Compressions
  • Locating the External Chest Compression site:
          • Center of the breastbone

External Chest Compression is very dangerous on a person who has a normal heart beat.


4 treating external chest compressions19
4 - Treating: External Chest Compressions

Use the heel of

the hand for ECC




straight down


4 treating external chest compressions20
4 - Treating: External Chest Compressions

ECC = 100 compressions per minute (adult)

treating cpr
Treating: CPR
  • Artificial Ventilation + External Chest Compression = Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR
  • CPR is required when there is: No breathing + No consciousness + No reactivity
  • Once started, CPR must be continued until emergency medical services arrive or until the victim starts breathing, coughing or reacting.
  • If spontaneous breathing has restarted = keep under observation
  • If spontaneous breathing has NOT restarted = continue Artificial Ventilation
treating cpr22
Treating: CPR
  • CPR (External Chest Compressions + Artificial Ventilation) can be done by one or two first aiders:
  • If two first aiders: 15 ECC for 2 Artificial ventilations
  • If one first aider: 15 ECC for 2 Artificial ventilations
  • In a small child: 5 ECC for 1 Artificial ventilation
5 treating the recovery position
5 - Treating: The Recovery Position
  • For the unconscious casualty who is breathing and is reactive. Prevents obstruction of the airway by saliva or the tongue.




5 treating the recovery position24
5 - Treating: The Recovery Position

The flexed leg is used as a control lever to facilitate body rotation.





6 treating keep under observation
6 - Treating: Keep under observation

Check breathing, consciousness and reactivity every few minutes

Cover the victim with a blanket to keep him warm and avoid shock

Stay with the victim until emergency services arrive

other basic things to know
Other Basic Things To Know

Other Injuries

  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Bites

Moving the Casualty

  • When?
  • How?
other injuries choking
Other Injuries = Choking
  • Choking = Airway obstruction
  • 5 good taps on the back first.
  • If no result => Heimlich Maneuver

5 taps

other injuries burns
Other Injuries = Burns
  • Thermal & Chemical Burns
    • Carefully remove clothing, especially when chemicals are involved.
    • Cool the burnt area with cold water or other non-inflammable liquid (milk, etc.) for at least 10 minutes.
other injuries fractures
Other Injuries = Fractures
  • Immobilize the fractured limb
  • Immobilize the head if a fracture of the neck is suspected

Whenever possible, never move an injured person before immobilization of fractured bone.

other injuries bites
Other Injuries = Bites
  • Snake bites and Scorpion stings
    • Immobilize entire limb
    • Calm the victim
    • Advise the victim not to move
    • Transport to medical facility
    • Do not cut or suck wound
    • Anti-snake venom should only be given by a doctor.
moving a casualty urgently when
Moving a casualty urgently - When ?
  • When?

Only when the life of the injured person (and sometimes of the rescuer) is in greater danger than if not removed.

moving a casualty how
Moving a casualty - How ?

1-If you are alone and there is a flat surface =

The foot drag

moving a casualty how33
Moving a casualty - How ?

2-If you are alone and there are obstacles on the ground =

The wrist drag


Moving a casualty - How ?

3-If you are alone and need to

get the victim out of a vehicle.

Switch off ignition.

Look at the car damage. It will indicate how severely the person is injured.

moving a casualty how35
Moving a casualty - How ?

4-If more than one first aider = Move as a block

Always ask yourself if it is really necessary to move the injured person ?