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  • Date Submitted: 03/29/2012 04:15 AM
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Fractures
Define the emergency: Occurs when pressure is applied to bone
The symptoms: Immediate and excessive swelling, Injured area appears deformed, The farthest point of the injured limb turns blue or is numb to the touch, The slightest movement causes pain.
First aid treatment: Calm the person, stop any bleeding, and Check the breathing Immobilize the injured area, Apply ice to reduce pain / swelling, consult a doctor.
Prevention/precautions: Wear protective pads / helmets when driving, Teach children / practice, safe habits

Supplies should you keep in a first aid kit:   Ice Pack, Ace bandage, Antibiotic ointment, sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes.

Shock
Define the emergency: Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes.
The symptoms:   The skin is cool and clammy. The pulse is weak and rapid, The person may be nauseated, The eyes lack luster and may seem to stare, The person may be conscious or unconscious
First aid treatment: Call 911, Have the person lie down on his or her back with feet about a foot higher than the head,   Check for signs of circulation (breathing, coughing or movement). If absent, begin CPR,   Keep the person warm and comfortable,   Turn the person on his or her side to prevent choking if the person vomits or bleeds from the mouth,   Seek treatment for injuries, such as bleeding or broken bones.
Prevention/precautions: prevent heart disease, falls, injuries, dehydration, and other causes of shock, If you have allergies carry an epinephrine pen.
Supplies should you keep in a first aid kit:  Moistened towelettes,  Anti-bacterial soap  Latex gloves and face mask
Severe Bleeding:
Define the emergency: Wounds that have penetrated the skull, chest or abdomen
The symptoms: Bleeding from body cavities, Vomiting or coughing up blood, bruising on neck, chest, abdomen or side, Fractures.
  * First aid treatment: Wash hands well...

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