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Red Cross Lifeguard Training
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What are 4 signals that would help you recognize an emergency?
Unusual sighs, unusual odors, unusual behaviors, and unusual noises
If someone does not give consent, what do you do?
What are situations in which you would call 9-1-1?
No signs of life, no breathing, unconsciousness, seizures, apparent poisoning, injured arm with bone showing through the skin, deep burn on face, trouble breathing, and severe bleeding that does not stop.
What are situations in which you would move a victim?
When the scene is unsafe, and when someone else is more injured and you need to get to that other person
What are ways you could minimize disease transmission?
Avoid touching, breathing, and biting the person
What are steps you would talk in checking a conscious person?
Check the scene, obtain consent, call 911, as the person what's their name, what happened, any allergies, where is the pain, any medical conditions, and is there any medications they take?
What would you do if someone was in shock?
Call 911, have the person lie down, and control and external bleeding
What is the best way to check to see if a person is unconscious?
Ask them, "Are you okay, are you okay?"
What is the most important step to take in an emergency situation?
What are the signs of troubled breathing?
Slow or rapid breathing,, usually deep or shallow breathing, gasping for breath, unusually moist or cool skin, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, and apprehensive or fearful feelings.
What care should you give to a conscious adult who is choking and cannot cough, speak, or breathe?
Abdominal back thrusts and back blows
How long do you check for signs of life?
How long should one rescue breathe be?
What are the signs of a heart attack?
Trouble breathing, chest pain, loss of consciousness, discomfort, and nausea
How many cycles of CPR should be preformed in 2 minutes on an adult?
What is one cycle of compressions and breaths in CPR for an adult?
30 compressions, 2 rescue breaths
Why is early CPR an important link in the cardiac chain of survival?
It helps circulate blood that contains oxygen to the vital organs until an AED is ready to use or emergency medical personnel arrives.
Why should you stop giving CPR?
If the scene becomes unsafe, you find a sign of life, AED is ready to use, you are too exhausted to continue, or another trained responder takes over.
What are the steps in treating a burn?
Check the scene for safety, stop the burning by removing the person from the source of the burn, check for life threatening conditions, cool the burn with large amounts of cold running water, cover the burn loosely, with a sterile dressing, prevent infection, take steps to minimize shock, keep the person from getting chilled or overheated, comfort and reassure the person.
How should a splint be applied?
Around the injury, top and bottom, check for skin discoloration and circulation
How do you care for a person who is having a seizure?
You call 911 and try to calm them down
What is a stroke?
Blood clot to the brain
What is a diabetic emergency?
When diabetics have too much sugar or don't have enough and need sugar.
What is a open fracture?
Bone sticking out of skin
What do you do for someone suffering from heat exhaustion?
Give them cool water, elevate them, call 911, take off their clothes, and get a fan on them.
What are the stages of heat exhaustion from least to most severe?
Cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke
How should you care for someone with frostbite?
Keep the blood flowing, get cold wet clothes, anything wet off of them.
What are the steps in caring for a bleeding wound?
Apply pressure, wrap around the wound
What are the signs for internal bleeding?
Can taste iron, red / blue skin, tender, swollen or bruised skin, vomiting, or coughing blood.
What does FAST stand for?
Face, arm, speech, and time.
What do you do when someone who is allergic is stung by a bee?
If you suspect that a conscious person has been poisoned who do you call?
Poison control center
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