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Health and Human2

Red Cross Unit Lesson 2

What is respiratory distress? When someone is struggling to get air.
What is respiratory arrest? When someone is not getting any air.
What do you tell them to do? Keep coughing.
What number do you call? 911
What is it called when they stop coughing? Respiratory arrest.
What do you do when they stop breathing? Begin to do the life saving techniques.
How do you gain expressed consent? Say your name, say you are trained, ask if you can help.
What is the 5 and 5 technique? 5 back blows and 5 abnominal thrusts
What are the signs for choking? Coughing forcefully and someone using the international choking sign.
If they are coughing are they getting air? Yes.
Why should you tell them to keep coughing? They might be able to cough up the object on their own.
What do you do if they become unconscious during it? Lay them down gently and keep care of the head.
Where do you give the 5 back blows? Inbetween their shoulder blades, using the heel of your hand.
Where is the diaphram located? Below the lungs and above the stomach.