Adult First Aid and care
Check for responsiveness
Open the airway, check for breathing, scan for any sever bleeding
2. 5 Additional thrusts (make a fist with thumb against their abdomen just above the navel and link your other hand to your fist and give 5 quick thrusts)
3. Continue sets of both of these until the object is forced out, the person can cough or breathe, or they are unconscious. (if unconscious, additional care needed!)
CPR (no breathing at all), and unconscious choking
2. Give 2 rescue breaths (tilt head and lift chin, pinch nose shut and make seal over person's mouth. Blow for 1 second to make the chest rise.
3. Do not stop. Keep repeating this cycle unless they begin breathing, a trained responder is there, or you are tired or endangered.
(in the case of unconscious choking, you can open the mouth and look for the object causing the choking
Using AED (if one is available and person is not responding to other methods)
2. Wipe bare chest dry
3. Attatch pads to chest
4. Plug in connector
5. Stand clear and make sure everyone is away from the body
6. Analyze heart rhythm by pressing the "analyze" button
7. Deliver shock (make sure NO ONE is touching person)
8. Next, perform about 2 minutes of CPR.
External injuries (bleeding and burns)
1. Cover the wound with a sterile dressing
2. Apply pressure until bleeding stops
3. Cover with bandage and make sure area around bandage has circulation
4. Continue applying pressure and call 911
1. Remove area from the burning source
2. Cool the burn with cold running water until pain is at least a bit relieved.
3. Cover loosely with sterile dressing
4. Call 911
2. Provide care
Head, neck, spinal injuries
minimize movement of head, neck, and spine.
Stabilize head by providing support on both sides of head, and if the head is at a weird angle do not move it.
THINK FAST! (In case of Stroke)
A-Arm. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does on drift downwards?
S-Speech. Ask them to repeat a simple sentence, such as "bananas are yellow" or "I am ___". Can they do so correctly?
T-Time. Call 911 RIGHT AWAY. Try to know the time when these signals first appeared.