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First Aid Hirsch

HS2 Hi

Triage A process used to prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition
First Aid Immidiate care given to a victim of an injury or illness to minimize the effects of the injury or illness
Shock aka. hypotension
symptoms of shock pale, wet, Heart rate is rapid, BPM in creased
Treatment for shock elevate 12 inches, control bleeding, cover to prevent cooling, keep victim flat on back, NEVER give anything to eat or dirnk
Anaphylatic shock Allergic reaction
Cardiogenic shock damage to muscle of heart from heart attack or cardiac arrest
Hemorrhagic shock Sever bleeding
Metabolic shock loss of body fluid from sever vomiting, diharreah, etc.
Neurogenic shock injury and trauma to brain and/or spinal cord
Psychogenic shock emotional distress such as anger fear or grief
Respiratory shock respiratory distress or arrest
Septic Acute infection
Wound Involves injures to soft tissue, usualy classified as open or closed
Abrasion this type of wound, the skin is scraped off
Incision a cut or injury caused by a sharp object
laceration involves the tearing of tissue by way of excessive force
Puncture caused by a sharp object such as a pin or nail. Risk of tetanus infection likely
Avulsion when tissues is torn or separated from the victims body
Amputation when a part of hte body is cut off
Treatment for closed wounds elevate injured body part if it does not cause more painapply ice or a cold pack(place a gauze pad or towel first)call 911 if the pt complains of sever pain
Treatment for Open wounds wear glovesplace sterile dressing on wound
Treatment for lacerations Apply direct pressure to control bleedingDo not remove dresing- apply additional layers if it is saturated
Treatment for Abrasions wash the wound with soap and water place a sterile bandame over the dressing
Created by: Dalimbaugh