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Shock

Depression of body’s circulatory system

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Shock treatment

WARTS: warmth, ABC, rest and assurance, treatment

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Angina

Medical disorder caused by poor blood circulation.

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Angina treatment

Sit down, stay seated until EMS.
Medication: aspirin, nitroglisterin

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Heart attack

Circulation of blood to heart is severely affected/ blocked

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Heart attack treatment

Loosen tight clothing, medication.

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Stroke

Occurs when part of the brain has an insufficient supply of blood.

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stroke Treatment

Loosen tight clothing
lying down position
FAST: face, arms, speech, time

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Shock symptom

Scared
anxiety
clammy hands
Rapid pulse

10

Angina symptoms

Chest pain
Shock
Sweating
Dealt with it in the past

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Heart attack symptoms

Chest, neck, back, jaw pain
Nausea and weakness
Denial of symptoms

12

Stroke symptoms

Head pain
Unequal pupils
Droopy face
Side of body is numb

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External bleeding

Any exterior tissue being damaged and bleeding

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External bleeding symptoms

Blood
Pain

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External bleeding treatment

Position: victim lays down
Pressure: apply form, direct pressure

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Stroke TIA

Temporary stroke lasting less than 20 min.

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Q’s for aspirin

Allergic?
Advised to use/not use by doctor?

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Q’s for nitroglisterin

Taken any sexual enhancers in the last 4 days?
Expired?
Allergic?
Advised against use?

19

Anaphylaxis

Severe, often life-threatening allergic reaction

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Signs of anaphylaxis

Itchy, rash (red hives) difficulty breathing, swelling of facial features

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Treatment for anaphylaxis

Epipen

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Aspiration

When water or other liquids enter airway

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Asthma

Breathing disorder in high airways sensitivity increased

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Hyperventilation

Occurs when breathing is faster and deeper than necessary

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Heat exhaustion

When a person is exposed to high temperatures for a long time

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Heat stroke

Rare but serious condition when body’s cooling mechanism stops working.

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Frostbite

When freezing occurs on external tissue

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Signs of frostbite

White area on skin

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Treatment for frostbite

Reheat affected area with ideally 37-49 degrees for 20-30 min

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Hypothermia

Dropping of the body’s core temperature