Card Set Information
First Aid Revision
What is First aid?
The initial treatment given to a casualty before qualified medical assisstance arrives.
The Aims Of First Aid
The Health and safety at work act 1974
Requires employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees, external contractors and general public when on site.
The Management Of The H&S At Work Regulations 1999
Requires employers to complete risk assessments for first aid needs in order to protect their employes welfare.
The Health & Safety (first Aid) regulations 1981
Employers are required to provide trained staff, equipment and facilities to give first aid if an employee is taken ill or injured at work.
First Aiders and Company Management should?
Ensure first aid areas are stocked and organised
Ensure adequate kits are available around the building
Keep records and repoerts
What Colour is a First Aid Box and Why?
Green with a White cross
Contents of a First Aid Box?
Blunt tipped sissors
Non alcoholic wipes
Where no water mains is available an eye irrigation solution should be available
be in a First Aid box?
When filling out an accident report form you should include?
Have you advised them to go to hospital?
Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
When should a RIDDOR F2508 form be filled out and notification given?
Loss of Sight
Over 3 days off work as a result of an Injury sustained at work
Within 10 days
Prority of First Aid Treatment?
After an Incident you should?
Complete the accident report forms / RIDDOR if needed
Clean up and dispose using a biohazard bag for incineration
Restock First Aid provisions
Report to your manager
Contacting Emergancy Services 999/112
ther Services needed
umber of casualties
xtent of Injuries
Primary Survey DRAB C?
Initial assessment of an emergancy situation and casualties condition
- Check area before you approach?
- AVPU scale
Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive
- Clear and open
- Look, Listen and Feel
- If breathing Normally
- if not breathing Normally
What are Agonal Gasps?
Infrequent, irregular breathing
Occur in the first few minutes after sudden cardiac arrest
Present in 40% of cariac arrest victims
CPR should begin as casualty is not breathing normally
Signs are things you can?
Some are obvious others will need investigation through examination
What your casulty can tell you
Encourage them to explain and listen
Top to toe survey
Lumps, Bumps, Bruises, Swelling
Wear Gloves, empty pockets
Head and Face - remove glasses place next to them
Neck - Losen clothing
Chest and shoulders - Normal Rise and Fall of chest
Arms - Needle Marks, Medical bracelets,Tattoos
Spine - Loss of sensation do not move
Pelvis - Feel both sides
Abdomen - Swelling, tenderness
Legs - deformities