Flashcards in First Aid Deck (31)
Depression of body’s circulatory system
WARTS: warmth, ABC, rest and assurance, treatment
Medical disorder caused by poor blood circulation.
Sit down, stay seated until EMS.
Medication: aspirin, nitroglisterin
Circulation of blood to heart is severely affected/ blocked
Heart attack treatment
Loosen tight clothing, medication.
Occurs when part of the brain has an insufficient supply of blood.
Loosen tight clothing
lying down position
FAST: face, arms, speech, time
Dealt with it in the past
Heart attack symptoms
Chest, neck, back, jaw pain
Nausea and weakness
Denial of symptoms
Side of body is numb
Any exterior tissue being damaged and bleeding
External bleeding symptoms
External bleeding treatment
Position: victim lays down
Pressure: apply form, direct pressure
Temporary stroke lasting less than 20 min.
Q’s for aspirin
Advised to use/not use by doctor?
Q’s for nitroglisterin
Taken any sexual enhancers in the last 4 days?
Advised against use?
Severe, often life-threatening allergic reaction
Signs of anaphylaxis
Itchy, rash (red hives) difficulty breathing, swelling of facial features
Treatment for anaphylaxis
When water or other liquids enter airway
Breathing disorder in high airways sensitivity increased
Occurs when breathing is faster and deeper than necessary
When a person is exposed to high temperatures for a long time
Rare but serious condition when body’s cooling mechanism stops working.
When freezing occurs on external tissue
Signs of frostbite
White area on skin
Treatment for frostbite
Reheat affected area with ideally 37-49 degrees for 20-30 min