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Come on a scene where someone seems hurt, why should size up the scene?
see if its safe
after you determine that the scene is safe, you should?
check for conciousness
after checking for conciousness and the person is unconcious, you should?
call for medical help
someone is trying to move an unconcious body
tell them not to move the body, because it can cause the person immdiate danger
respond to an emergency & there are 4 victims, which do you respond to first?
the unconcious
perform the initial assesment everytime because
it identifies the conditions that are critical to life
call for medical help
60 year old, suffering from naseau, perfuse sweatting, and vomitting over the last hour
person is injured & concious, what should you do first
ask for consent
role of the professional rescuer in the EMS system is to
provide transitional care from responder to advanced medical personelle
signs and symptoms of respiratory distress
weezing, gurgling, and high pitch noises
12 year old boy grabs his chest & starts weezing, you obtian consent from the parent, you then
help victim rest in a comfortable position until advanced medical personelle arrives
amount of chest compressions for an adult
100 per minute
child id chocking, you have already called advanced medical personelle, what should you do now?
stand/kneel behind them, give 5 back blows, then abdominal thrusts
where should you give abdominal thrusts on a concious chocking child
middle of the abdomen, just above the naval
victim has a pulse, but is not moving, or breathing (adult)
use mask, 1 rescue breath every 5 seconds
2 breaths dont go in, what should you do?
reposition and try again
to determine if someone is breathing or not
look listen and feel, no more than 10 seconds
why should you start CPR as soon as possible?
help circulate oxyginated blood to vital organs until advanced medical peronelle arrives
how long do you check for?
10 seconds
where do you position your hands on an infant
2 or 3 fingers middle of the chest, just below the nipple line, 1 hand on the forehead
lone rescurer preforming cpr
30 to 2
on a child you should have 1 breath
every 3 seconds
where should your hands be during CPR on an adult
2 hands in the center of the chest
lone rescuer preforming CPR on an infant
30 to 2
2 rescuers ready to give CPR, they should
do initial assesment, while the other locates correct chest position
continue care until
advanced personelle arrives and takes over
early defibulation can
increase amount of cardiac arrest victims being saved
abnormal heart rhythm, results in
ventricular fibulation
what is an electric shock delivered to the heart
automated external defibulator
after attaching pads to the victim
plug in
pads of aed should be placed
upper right, lower left of chest
initially determine if appropriate to use aed
look for pulse
make people stand back when using aed because
others could become injured
aed says no shock advised, what should you do
continue cpr, until aed reanalyzes
what is true abou defibulation
intended to briefly disrupt abnormal electric activity
cpr in progress must be stopped if
aed is ready to use