First aid

2017-07-27T23:16:28+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Wound, Disaster medicine, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, First aid, Good Samaritan law, Bee sting, Insect bites and stings, Lifeguard, Nosebleed, Hemostasis, Surgical suture, Emergency bleeding control flashcards First aid
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  • Wound
    A wound is a type of injury which happens relatively quickly in which skin is torn, cut, or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound).
  • Disaster medicine
    Disaster medicine is the area of medical specialization serving the dual areas of providing health care to disaster survivors and providing medically related disaster preparation, disaster planning, disaster response and disaster recovery leadership throughout the disaster life cycle.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
  • First aid
    First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery.
  • Good Samaritan law
    Good Samaritan laws offer legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who are, or who they believe to be, injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated.
  • Bee sting
    A bee sting is a sting from a bee (honey bee, bumblebee, sweat bee, etc.).
  • Insect bites and stings
    Insect bites and stings occur when an insect is agitated and seeks to defend itself through its natural defense mechanisms, or when an insect seeks to feed off the bitten person.
  • Lifeguard
    A lifeguard is a person who supervises the safety and rescue of swimmers, surfers, and other water sports participants such as in a swimming pool, water park, or beach.
  • Nosebleed
    Epistaxis, also known as a nosebleed, is the common occurrence of bleeding from the nose.
  • Hemostasis
    Hemostasis or haemostasis is a process which causes bleeding to stop, meaning to keep blood within a damaged blood vessel (the opposite of hemostasis is hemorrhage).
  • Surgical suture
    Surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery.
  • Emergency bleeding control
    Emergency bleeding control describes the steps or actions taken to control bleeding from a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury or who has a medical condition which has led to bleeding.