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items in the UPK

biohazard twist ties
fave shield
fluid solidifier
non-permeable gloves
protective gown
scooper and scraper
surface/hand wipes

loose items:
biohazard bag
blood pressure cuff
CPR/ Pocket Mask
Digital thermometer or single use thermometers
non-permeable gloves
sharps container
surgical mask


when should the SRS be reported by?

within 24 hours of rotation completion



Medical Assistance Form

gather information for flight deck and stat MD
exceptions: CPR, AED, heavy bleeding, birth



used to document passengers involved, FA witnesses, passenger witnesses, and incident details (info helps whem filling out SOS)


who do you call if exposed to a BBP?

File OJI report within 24 hours of the incident and
IFS OCC Manager if domestic
if international, also call Internatiobal SOS MedAire Emergency medical Services



Air Crew and Passenger Health Services

-developes policies and procedures to prevent FA injuries and aircraft damage
-Developing and maintaining the inflight safety plan
-Managing critical health issues
-promoting health, safety, and security



Employee Assistamce Program

Offers free confidential services to you and your household.

- general, health, and medical
-substance abuse
-work life balance
-elderly child care
-financially legal and confidential counseling


What does Wise stand for?

Walk with Confidence
Intuition is best
Situational Awareness
Every flight


OJI must be reported by.....

Occupational Injury and Illness

24 hours of incident



Medical assistance Form
use to gather info for cabin, flight deck, and stat MD



Aviation Medical Assistance Act

Protects volunteers from liability who assist in an in flight medical incident.

"good Samaritan law"

rendering forst aid is a required FA resposibility
continue first aid until advanced medical care can be arranged.



passenger and or crew witness information
- all involved in an incident / event
Notice to Medical volunteer Center
Aviation medical assistance Act


Emeegency Action Principles

1. Assess the situation
2. Communicate and coordinate with cre members
3.Conduct a primary survey
4.Conduct a seconday survey


4 reasons you would not fill out the MAF

CPR, AED, baby being delivered, uncontrolled heavy bleeding


The emk contains what? Yellow, orange, blue, black

black-diagnostic Equiptment



Type of emergency
Time to prepare cabin
special instructions
repeat back


Primary survey guidelines

Compressions (circulation)



Compressions (circulation)


CPR compressions-breath ratio



early difibrillation greatly increases the rate of survival. how long?

within 4 minutes


CPR: compression rate of

100-120 per minute


how deep should you press doen when performing CPR for
an adult
a child
an infant

adult: atleast 2"
child: approximately 2"
infant: approximately 1.5"


What is the first aid policy?

If a person needs medical attention on the aircraft, FAS provide first aid as necessary until professional medical help can be arranged. Purser / FL will assess whether the help of trained medical personnel is required to evaluate or treat the person. He / she will consult with the flight deck crew. Medical advice will be used to assess whether to return to the gate, diver, or continue to original destination. Purser / FL and all a phase who witness on board incidents are responsible for submitting a SRS report after completion of the rotation.


FAs is provide first aid using the following guidelines.....

Provide psychological Assurance to the person. Treat symptoms. Do not diagnose illness.
Follow emergency action principles.
Dispense medication to unaccompanied minors only under supervision of an on-board position or status MD, even if umnr has written consent from parent or Guardian.


Routine supplies consist of?

Non-aspirin, adhesive bandages, antiseptics swabs, and gloves


Where is the red pouch, EEMK, and AED found?

In the AFT Right overhead bin


Symptoms colon difficulty breathing and or swallowing, tightness in throat, hoarseness, shortness of breath and wheezing, extreme anxiety, perspiring, itching hives and or rash, flushing and or swelling of the face, lips or neck

Allergic reaction, asthmatic attack, respiratory ailments

Obtain medical assistance, get Statin t, give oxygen a person is having no problem breathing, stay alert, assist passenger with personal medication and stay with


Arterial bleeding vs. Venous bleeding

Arterial bleeding comes in spurts, venous bleeding is continuous


Symptoms: pale, clammy or moist skin, dizzy, weak, rapid pulse, briefly loses consciousness


Assess the situation, communicate and coordinate with crew members, conduct primary survey to verify the level of Consciousness and status of breathing. If responsive and breathing normally, lie flat on the floor and Elevate legs. Went to work, reassure and offer sips of Beverage, provide oxygen


Symptoms: pale, clammy or moist skin, dizzy, weak rapid pulse, loses Consciousness, may be difficult to or not able to swallow, eyes may not react, may or may not be breathing.


Assess the situation, communicate and coordinate with crew members, conduct primary survey to verify level of Consciousness and status of breathing, if not responsive and breathing normally, Place person on their side to prevent Airway obstruction. Give oxygen as needed. Consider use of ammonia and Helen from first aid kit. If not responsive and not breathing normally begin CPR until ATD is attached and on. Losing clothing around the neck and waist to do not give fluids if I'm conscious do not leave unattended. If necessary move to Isle area to allow for evaluation of legs and / or CPR.


Reddened skin, swelling, pain, tenderness, possible discoloration

First degree burn


Blisters, skin may appear wet

Second degree burn


Deep tissue damage, white or tart appearance, tissue or bone may be exposed, person may be in shock

Third degree burn


How do you treat burns?

Playskool wet towel on Burn and replaced frequently to cool affected area and relieve playing. If not available use a plastic bag of ice. Remove jewelry if an area. If clothing sticks, do not remove. Do not break blisters. Continue treatment and monitor periodically until victim indicates pain is subsiding. Cover 2nd and 3rd degree burns Lucy Lee with sterile gauze dressing. Keep burned Lynne elevated. If burns are caused by chemicals, rinse for 15 to 20 minutes with cold water. Never apply ointment, grease or butter to a burn. Check affected area frequently to avoid overexposure to cold


For a chemical burn how long should you rinse with cold water,?

15 to 20 minutes


Symptoms include pain in the chest which usually resolves with rest and or nitroglycerin


Find me persons nitroglycerin, Place one tablet under person's tongue, if person request a second tablet immediately, give it. Repeat it five minute intervals if pain is not relieved. No more than three tablets in 15 minutes. Provide oxygen. If no relief, or if person does not have personal nitroglycerin, contact stat MD


Symptoms include pain in the chest that may be squeezing, feeling of fullness, substernal, pain May radiate to arm, neck, jaw, stomach, and short of breath, sweating, nausea, anxiety, denial

Heart attack

Contact stat MD, allow person to assume most comfortable position, semi reclining is usually best. Keep person come and still, provide oxygen. If not allergic to aspirin, provide one adult aspirin and have them to you and then swallow it. Without exerting passenger, move to and I'll see if possible to allow greater access to passenger or to the floor. Do not leave alone.


Symptoms include hunger, thirst, and or weakness. Can also include nervousness, trembling, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, fainting. Cold, clammy, pale skin. Perspiration maybe profuse. Changes in Behavior such as anger, irritability, your rationality, or slurred speech. Person may appear intoxicated. Unconsciousness or seizures may also occur.

Diabetes-related hypoglycemic diabetic coma

Contacts at MD. Ask person if they are diabetic. Give person sweetened beverage, sugar, or candy. Do not give liquids if I'm conscious.


Symptoms include pain, tenderness, swelling, discoloration, deformity, or inability to move an injured part.

Fractures and sprains

Half person remove jewelry from injured appendage before swelling begins. Do not move or allow person to move affected body parts. Always assume injured part is broken. Do not use excess pressure. Immobilize injured part by applying splints. Elevate injured part and apply ice. Control bleeding. Treat for shock if necessary.


F a s t

Face drooping, arm weakness, speech, time


How do you treat a nosebleed?

Have person sitting upright position with head in neutral or slightly forward position. Keep person quiet. With glove hand, pimp sides of nose at bony area for 5 minutes. Apply cold pack to back of neck and Bridge of nose. Tell person to avoid blowing nose for several hours. If bleeding is prolonged, Pack nostrils with sterile gauze.


Symptoms include tell, as my roll up words, salivating or frothing of the mouth, will lose Consciousness, may turn blue fish, may stop breathing, make lamp teeth together and bite tongue, violent, involuntary muscular contractions of arms, legs, head, and body. Occasionally involuntary action of vowels / bladder.

Contact stat MD recovery does not occur within 10 to 15 minutes from a single seizure or if person is having multiple seizures. Maintain an open Airway. If person vomits, attempted position on one side for drainage. Do not restrained person. Do not use bite sticks or attempt to put anything in the mouth. Prevent person from injury by patting area. After seizure, allow a person to sleep. Observe frequently. Protect from Curious onlookers. Do not allow a person to get up after seizure. Another seizure may occur.


Symptoms include very pale skin, bluish lips and fingernails. Pulse is weak, Rapid or slow, cold, clammy wet skin, anxious or agitated. Dizziness, lightheadedness, faint, or unconsciousness.


To treat make sure person has an open Airway. Keep person lying down. Elevate lower part of body of blood loss is great or injury is severe. Elevate upper part of the body if there is a head injury or difficulty in breathing. Keep person warm. Do not offer food or drink. Do not move person. Give oxygen.


Symptoms include sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg especially on one side of the body. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination. Sudden, severe headache with no known cause, difficulty breathing, loss of bladder and bowel control, change in level of consciousness.


Contact stat MD, if unresponsive, Place person on their side to maintain Airway and allow saliva drainage. Make sure they have an open Airway. Keep them warm, calm, and it rest. Reassure and comfort. Do not give fluids or food. If person is in respiratory distress, give oxygen.


What gear should you wear during CPR?

Pocket mask and disposable non-permeable gloves. Also use face shield and gown if there is potential exposure to large amounts of body fluids contain blood.


if there is potential exposure to large amounts of body fluids containing blood you should wear what?

Disposable non-permeable gloves, face shield, gown


With any first-aid procedure you should wear what?

Disposable non-permeable


How should you dispose of syringes?

In Sharps container if laboratory disposal units are not available. Use disposable non-permeable gloves.


What four things should you do when conducting a secondary survey?

avoid harm


Flight attendant roles and responsibilities
First FA, second FA, 3rd FA

First FA: the Assessor
Second FA: The Communicator
Third FA: The Collector


What do you do if you are exposed to blood-borne pathogens bbp?

Wash area with soap and water for 3 minutes. Obtain name, address, telephone number of source. Contact IFC OCC manager immediately upon Landing. Obtain a medical evaluation by b b p exposure within 24 hours, preferably within 8 hours if you had a bbp exposure or if you are the source of the bbp exposure.


The purpose of this is to detect life-threatening problems and provide emergency care.

Conduct primary survey..... RCABDS


The purpose of this is to continue to provide medical support and to discover medical and injury-related problems that do not pose an immediate threat.

Conduct secondary survey..... CARE