health and safety - first aid

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State 5 things that you should consider for emergency planning?
• Nature of work being undertaken • Nature of the work force – Experience etc. • Organisations history of accidents • Size of organisation • Need for traveling /lone workers
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What is the minimum requirement for first aid in the workplace?
• An appointed person • Suitably stocked first –aid kit • Information for all employees about what they should do in case of an emergency
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What is the role of appointed person?
• Looking after the first aid equipment • Calling emergency services
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Name 8 items that should be in a first aid kit?
A leaflet giving guidance on first aid. Individually wrapped plasters (assorted sizes). Sterile eye pads. Individually wrapped triangular bandagessterile. Safety pins. Large sterile and medium individually wrapped wound dressing. disposible gloves
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What are the 3 aims of first aid?
• Preserve Life • Prevent Deterioration • Promote Recovery
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What does DRABC stand for?
Danger Response Airway Breathing Circulation
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What are the 5 steps to carrying out a primary survey?
Check for danger, you don’t want to become a casualty yourself Check to see if casualty responds to voice/touch Check airway is clear by tilting head back Check breathing by listening and watching chest Check for bleeding
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What should you do if someone was choking?
Ask: “Are you choking?” Encourage coughing Give up to five back blows Give up to five abdominal thrusts Call 999/112
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What should you do if someone is having chest pains?
Dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance Help the casualty to sit down If the casualty is responsive allow them to chew one aspirin Be prepared to resuscitate
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What are the signs of concussion?
Brief period of impaired responsiveness, following a blow to the head Mild headache Scalp wound Loss of memory regarding the incident Dizziness Nausea on recovery
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What should you do if you find an unresponsive casualty?
DRABC – Primary Survey Open airway (tilt head back) Check for normal breathing If they’re breathing – put them in the recovery position & Call 999 If they’re not breathing - Call 999 and start CPR
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What is the minimum requirement for first aid in the workplace?

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What is the role of appointed person?

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What are the 3 aims of first aid?

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