Basic airway management

Basic airway management

Basic airway management is a vital skill and consists of maintaining a clear and healthy airway. Should the airway become blocked, a patient’s life will cease after roughly eight minutes. Therefore it is one of the most essential parts of any assessment. The airway The airway is one of the main parts of the respiratory […]

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Trauma from Choking

During an emergency situation, the timely resolution of the most life-threatening cause is paramount and choking is certainly one of those instances. Hence, the damage caused by the use of aggressive and forceful compressions, thrusts, and back blows warrant the collateral damage from these interventions. Any injuries sustained are irrelevant if the person is dead. […]

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drowning

Drowning

Drowning is defined as death within 24 hours of suffocation by submersion in a liquid, normally freshwater or seawater. Near-drowning implies successful resuscitation from suffocation caused by submersion. Secondary drowning refers to fluid accumulation in the lungs following what appears to be a successful recovery from a near-drowning event. What to Do if Someone is […]

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Adult Choking

Adult Choking

One first aid skill that you may well have to use at both work and home is dealing with someone who is choking. Choking is a life-threatening problem and can involve basic airway management. In Wales and England, in 2016, over 250 deaths were reported from choking alone. Over 60% of these cases occurred whilst […]

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