Emergency First Aid in the Care Home

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Emergency First Aid in the Care Home
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1. What is the current compression rate to rescue breaths?
2 Breaths to the rate of 30 compressions.
2. What is an appointed person?
A person responsible for first aid arrangements and the first aid box. A person who
takes charge of emergency first aid in the event of an incident taking place.
3. Describe the procedure for checking circulation
Look, listen and feel for breathing, movement, coughing and normal colour. The
check should last no longer than ten seconds.
4. When is the right time to call an ambulance in cases of cardiac
Immediately, prior to administering CPR.
5. Name five symptoms of shock
Rapid pulse, grey-blue skin, sweating, clammy skin, weakness, nausea, thirst, weak
pulse, rapid shallow breathing, restlessness, gasping for air, loss of consciousness.
6. What should be your first response to severe bleeding?
Gain access to the wound and apply pressure.
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7. How many back slaps should you give a choking casualty prior to
employing the Abdominal thrust
8. Describe, in four steps, the process of the abdominal thrusts
Stand behind the casualty, put your arms around them with one fist between the rib
cage and belly button, close your other hand around your fist, pull sharply inward and
9. What action should you take in the case of a casualty becoming
Perform CPR if necessary, place in the recovery position if necessary, call for an
ambulance, monitor the casualty until help arrives.
10. Which medicines should you keep in the first aid box?
11. What are the dos and don’ts of responding to back injury?
Do not: move the casualty. Do: reassure them, tell them not to move, place your
hands over their ears to keep the head still, call an ambulance.
12. What kind of dressing should you apply to a burn?
A non-fluffy, sterile dressing or clean piece of material. Cling film is ideal.