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 ACCIDENT & FIRST AID

Helping accident victims
First aid steps
Danger
Response
Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Understanding road accident data

  Traffic Signs

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Other Information Signs
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Refrence Website

www.india.gov.in
 

Traffic Toll Free Number

1073
 

  RESPONSE

R: RESPONSE

Check the status of the casualties. Assess if the person is conscious or unconscious. Shake them lightly and shout to them. If you do not get a reply the victim is unconscious.

Treat the quietest person first, those screaming can at least breathe. Always suspect spinal injuries.

Our priorities are to keep airways open, provide resuscitation if needed and to treat serious bleeding. Other casualties should be kept still and warm.

Encourage people to stay where they are people should stay in their vehicles unless it is too dangerous for them to be there.

After checking for danger, you must check for a response from the casualty. The casualty will be either conscious or unconscious.

CONSCIOUS

  • STEP 1 - Shout out - if casualty replies it proves the casualty is breathing.
  • STEP 2 - Approach carefully
  • STEP 3 - Confirm if casualty can hear by asking his name and what happened.
  • STEP 4 - Examine softly
  • STEP 5 - Check for bleeding, shock and poisoning. Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure with bandages or clothing.
  • STEP 6 - Keep the casualty lying down
  • STEP 7 - Keep casualty warm and relaxed.

Note: Do not give anything by mouth. If the scene is safe, do not move an injured casualty. make possible life saving First Aid.

UNCONSCIOUS

  • STEP 1 - Shout out - If casualty does not reply, approach carefully
  • STEP 2 - Shout loudly and shake the casualty, check if he responds
  • STEP 3 - If unconscious, turn the causality on side to clear and open airway
  • STEP 4 - Place casualty's far arm at right angle to the body
  • STEP 5 - Place the arm on your side across the chest
  • STEP 6 - Bend the knee on your side up
  • STEP 7 Support the head and neck and roll the casualty away from you.
  • STEP 8 - Keep the casualty in this position and check their airway and breathing.

TRAUMA CARE CENTRES

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