Card Set Information
What is the procedure for each F/A to follow when providing medical assistance in flight?
1 - assist the customer
2 - tell the captian
3 - be the runner
What is the preflight for the EMK?
Verify the seal is in tact
Verify that the freeze warning indicator background has not been stained red
Who can use the EMK?
only a liscened MD or DO
or at the CAPT's discretion
What are the 3 criteria for using the AED? And how old must your patient be when using the FR2 AED?
no detactable pulse
8 years old
What is the treatment for a heart attack?
Notify the CAPT
Ask for medical assistance
Name some univerdal precautions?
washing your hands
Can a F/A open the EMK?
What are your duties if the EMK Seal is broken?
Notify the CAPT
How much time do you have after breathing stops before brain damage sets in?
4 to 6 minutes
Describe the 3 steps to control bleeding?
D - Direct Pressure
E - Elevate
P - Pressure Points
What is shock caused by?
inadequate blood supply to the tissues of the body
What are some symptoms of shock?
cold & clamy
bluish lips and nails
What are the rules about giving customers medication?
you may only give meds in the FAK
you cannot give the patient any other meds
Basic victim care: What are the 3 things to check for immediately?
A - Airways - are the open?
B - Breathing - are they?
C - Circulation - is there a pulse?
If the customer has a pluse, but is not breathing, what should you do?
begin rescue breathing
give one breath every 3 to 5 seconds
What are the 3 degrees of burns? Describe each.
1st - redness and pain
2nd - redness and blisters
3rd - white charred skin
What are the 2 types of diabetic reactions?
Hypoglycemia = Insulin Shock - sudden onset, sugar is the treatment
Hyperglycemia = Diabetic coma - gradual onset treatment water
What is a common method used to clear the ear passage?
What are the 4 symptoms of a heart attack?
severe chest pain
pain in the left arm or neck
shortness of breath
What is a stroke?
a sudden interuption of blood supply to the brain
What is the treatment for a stroke?
ABC's, Oxygen, No Food or Drink
Describe the symptoms of a person suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest?
Name the first 4 CPR procedures.
Shake and shout
and the ABC's
Where are the FAK's located on the 737?
Aft Centerline Closet
Where are the FAK's located on the 717?
FWD OHB A/C L
Aft OHB A/C R
Where are the EMK's located on the 717?
AFT OHB A/C R
Where are the EMK's located on the 737?
Before using an AED, what 3 things must be observed?
What are the capabilities of the AED?
restore heartbeat through electric shock and monitor heart rhythm
Can you use an FR2 AED on a 5 year old?
No - must be 8 or use an FRX
How do you preflight the FR2 AED?
Check for the flashing hour glass
How do you freflight the FRX AED?
Make sure that you see the flashing green light in the preflight window
True of False
The FR2 AED has an Infant/Child Key.
Flase - that's the FRX
If you have an incapaciated F/A onboard, where will the other 2 F/A's sit?
On the inboard J/S's - one FWD one AFT
Can a flight attendant inniciate an evacuation?
yes - when life is in immenant danger