7th Grade - lee.k12.nc.us

7th Grade - lee.k12.nc.us

7TH GRADE Basic First Aid HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS Three forms of Illnesses: 1. 2. 3.

Heat Cramps Heat Exhaustion Heat Stroke HEAT CRAMPS Painful muscle spasms. Usually in the legs and abdomen. Care for Heat Cramps

Move the person to a cool place Give cool water to drink Lightly stretch the muscle and gently massage the area HEAT EXHAUSTION Cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin;

headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. Care for Heat Exhaustion Move the person to a cool environment Loosen or remove clothing Fan the person

If person is conscious, give small amount of cool water to drink. HEAT STROKE Most Severe Mostly happens when people ignore the signals for heat exhaustion. Body system is overwhelmed by heat and begin to stop functioning. Serious medical emergency

Red skin, changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. HEAT STROKE Care for Heat Stroke Call

9-1-1 Give care until help arrives by following the care steps for heat exhaustion. COLD-RELATED ILLNESS Frostbite Hypothermia FROSTBITE

Freezing of body parts exposed to the cold. Can cause the loss of fingers, hands, arms, toes, feet and legs. Lack of feeling, skin appears waxy, is cold to the touch or is discolored. Care for Frostbite Soak

in warm water Do not rewarm area if there is a danger of it refreezing. Remove wet clothing and jewelry from area. HYPOTHERMIA Entire body cools because ability to keep warm fails. Person will die if not given care. Shivering, numbness, glassy stare.

Care for Hypothermia Move to warm place Warm person slowly Remove wet clothing GIVING FIRST AID

Three Cs Check Call Care CHECK OUT THE SITUATION Make sure youre safe. If youre not sure youre safe, leave the area.

If someone is hurt, try to find out whats wrong. Stay calm, and dont panic. CALL FOR HELP Yell for help, or use the phone to call for emergency services.

CARE FOR THE VICTIM Give the victim First Aid Emergency medical care for someone who has been hurt or who is sick. FIRST AID FOR CHOKING INFANT 1.

Put the infant face up on your forearm. Place your other arm over the infant, and hold their jaw. Turn infant over. FIRST AID FOR CHOKING INFANT 2. Supports your arm on your thigh or knee so the infants head is lower than their chest. Give the infant five firm back blows with the heel of your hand.

FIRST AID FOR CHOKING INFANT 3. If the object doesnt come loose, turn the infant over. Place two fingers on the infants breastbone, between and just below the infants nipples. Push the breastbone in five times. FIRST AID FOR CHOKING INFANT

Repeat back blows and chest thrusts until the object comes loose. CHOKING AND CPR Abdominal thrusts (Heimlich Maneuver) Actions that apply pressure to a choking persons

stomach to force an object out of the throat. Make sure the victim is actually choking If victim can cough or speak, he or she can still breathe. Let them clear their throat.

If the victim cannot cough or speak, give abdominal thrusts. ABDOMINAL THRUSTS 1. 2. Stand or kneel behind the victim. Wrap your arms around the victim.

Form a fist. Place the thumb side of your fist on the victims stomach, above the belly button and below the breastbone. ABDOMINAL THRUSTS 3. Cover your fist with our other hand. Give five quick upward thrusts into the victims stomach. 4. Repeat abdominal thrusts until the object comes loose.

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