How to Stock a First Aid Kit | First Aid Training
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So what do you have in your first aid kit? It can be very simple to very extensive. You can go online and you can look on check lists for everything from the minimum to extensive giant first aid kits. So what I would have is some band aids, some gauze, some fabric tape. You can make your own band aids if the stickiness of the band aids has gone out. Some antibacterial ointment, some antibacterial gel for your hands and I would also have a pair of gloves. You can get those over the counter. They’re very easy to get.
5 Oct 2012 – 20:28
First Aid with Registered Nurse Mary | First Aid Training
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My name is Mary. I’m a registered nurse in New York City. I’ve been practicing here in Labor and Delivery for the past five years. I also have 19 nieces and nephews who get cuts, scrapes and all sorts of hijinks in their lives. So, I feel like I know what I’m talking about when I can help people out. I love what I do. I love practicing in medicine. I love helping people and, hopefully, that’s what I can do today with these videos.
The best thing is knowledge. Knowledge can help you in any kind of situation. Any kind of knowledge. And that’s what I hope I can give to you today. A little bit of knowledge about the medical world and what you can do in first aid. Remember prevention is always better than a treatment and never be afraid to call out for help. Hopefully, you won’t have to use any of the advice I’m giving you today, but it’s always better to know. Let’s get started.
5 Oct 2012 – 20:28
How to Treat an Asthma Attack | First Aid Training
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If you’re with someone who’s having an asthma attack, the best thing for you to do is to stay calm and to help them out. Have them sit down. Sitting is the best position for them, rather than lying down. Find their inhaler. Often times they will have it on their person, or nearby. Give it to them to administer their own medication. It’s easier for them to do. They’re used to doing it, they know how to do it, they know when to breathe in to get the medicine into their lungs. Sometimes people will try to help and they’ll just spray, spray, spray, and it’s not in time with breathing. Don’t be alarmed by how many puffs the person is taking. It may be more or less than you’re used to seeing them take. Just let them do it and stay with them, reassure them, keep them safe. If their breathing does not return to normal, or if they’re having increased difficulty in breathing, call 911 and get help right away.
5 Oct 2012 – 20:23
How to Recognize & Treat a Concussion | First Aid Training
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So, when do you know when a head injury is a concussion? The truth is you don’t really know until you’ve been checked out by a doctor. Any kind of head injury weather it being hit by a baseball bat, falling on the ice and hitting your head, tripping on the concrete and hitting your head, running into a wall, having someone open a door really quickly, falling off your bike with or without a helmet. You never know. You need to get it checked out. People have been hit in the head, gotten up, walked around, acted fine like nothing were wrong, seemed like they were fine and then it turned out to be something fatal. It’s much better to be safe than sorry. Don’t think that you can muscle through it. Always get checked out if you have a head injury. If you find someone whose unconscious, if you see evidence that they were hit in the head, their head is bleeding, they have a bruise on their head, no matter what, if they’re unconscious call 911. But, also tell them that this is what you see. Always call for help. If you find someone unconscious and they’re not responding to you, call for help. It is better to be safe than sorry. You never know when a little bump on the head can turn into something fatal.
5 Oct 2012 – 20:23
How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting | First Aid Training
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So, what do you do when you’re with somebody who gets a jellyfish sting? Number one, stay calm. Number two, get them out of the water, and get yourself out of the water. Stay safe. If you get stung, you’re not going to be able to help your friend who being stung as well. Rinse off the tentacles. They’ll be stuck to the person’s legs. Saltwater is best. Warm water. Fresh water can make the sting even worse. Peel off any remaining tentacles. Use tweezers or something else. Don’t use your own hands because you’ll get stung. You can still get stung after the tentacle has been unattached from the jellyfish. You can use over the counter medications to help with the pain. You can use ice packs to help with the pain. If it looks like it’s an allergic reaction, if the person is having trouble breathing, gets hives, has wheezing, shortness of breath, call a doctor right away. Call 911. If the welts are more than half the size of your arm or your leg, or about that size. A big size like that. Call your doctor for some help.
5 Oct 2012 – 20:23
How to Treat Alcohol Poisoning | First Aid Training