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Today is the first day of the two day course on first aid.
There are a few useful acronyms to learn:
D - for Danger
R - for Response
S - for Send for Help
A - for Airways
B - for Breathing
C - for CPR, Cardiac Pulmonary Resucitation
D - for Defibrilation
ICE for "in case of emergency", which should be an entry in the phone book of the mobile phone.
RICE (first 3 days) and HARM (4th day onwards) for sprain (muscle injuries) and strain (ligament injuries)
R - for Rest
I - for Ice
C - for Compression
E - for Elevate
H - for Heat
A - for Alcohol
R - for Running or Exercise
M - for Massage
In the two days, we learned first aid treatment for stress, bleeding, heart attacks, epilepsy, anaphylactic reactions, burns, bites and stinks, spinal injuries, dislocation, fractures, diabetes, hyperthermia, hypothermia. This does not mean we are competent to provide first aid for all these problems but this is a good start to get some understanding of the symptoms and treatment for the different situations.
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