First Aid For Road Accident: All You Need To Know
Every year millions of people die in accidents across the world and many get seriously injured. The astonishing number of deaths caused due to these accidents can be lowered if the injured people can be provided with first aid on time before the arrival of the ambulance and other emergency services.
It is very crucial to know how to provide the basic first aid for one and all, it is lifesaving in case of emergencies. In this article, we will talk about the basic things to do when someone gets injured due to accidents.
Here are the things to do when you see someone who has met with a road accident:
If the person is breathing and unconscious and not wounded, place the person in the recovery position. This position aids in preventing the unconscious casualty from choking.
Here's how to place someone in recovery position:
If The Casualty Is Unconscious And Not Breathing:
If the person who met with the accident is unconscious and not breathing properly call an ambulance and give that person CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) immediately.
Here's how to give CPR:
If you come across an accident victim who has open wounds, here's what you need to do:
The symptoms of fractures are dislocated limbs, bones sticking out of the body, deformity, swelling, bruising, skin discolouration/blue colour in the affected region and tenderness in the injured area. You can detect hip fracture if the person is facing a problem in putting the entire weight on the affected side.
If There Is Spinal Cord Injury:
If the victim has a head/neck injury and is in and out of consciousness, or complains of numbness or paralysis, or the neck is twisted, you can suspect a spinal cord injury.
If the casualty is experiencing pain in his/her chest at the left or centre it can be a symptom of heart attack. Pain in the back, jaw and feeling pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, are some of the other symptoms of heart attack.
In case the casualty is suffering from a stroke he/she will portray symptoms such as weakness in the arms, lack of strength in the face or eyes of the person, lack of clarity in their speech are the symptoms of a person suffering from a stroke.
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