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Shock the signs of shock are faintness sickness

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SHOCKThe signs of shock are faintness, sickness, clammy skin and a pale face. Shock should be treatedby keeping the person comfortable, lying down and warm.Cover the person with a blanket or clothing, but do not apply hot water bottles.FAINTINGFainting may occur after a long period of standing in a hot, badly ventilated kitchen. The signsof an impending faint are whiteness, giddiness and sweating.A faint should be treated by raising the legs slightly above the level of the head and, when theperson recovers consciousness, putting the person in the fresh air for a while and makingsure that the person has not incurred any injury in fainting.CUTSAll cuts should be covered immediately with a waterproof dressing, after the skin round the cut hasbeen washed.When there is considerable bleeding it should be stopped as soon as possible.Bleeding may be controlled by direct pressure, by bandaging firmly on the cut.It may be possible to stop bleeding from a cut artery by pressing the artery with the thumbagainst the underlying bone; such pressure may be applied while a dressing or bandage isbeing prepared for application but not for more than 15 minutes.NOSE BLEEDSSit the person down with the head forward, and loosen clothing round the neck and chest. Ask themto breathe through the mouth and to pinch the soft part of the nose.After 10 minutes release the pressure.Warn the person not to blow the nose for several hours.If the bleeding has not stopped continue for a further 10 minutes.If the bleeding has not stopped then, or recurs in 30 minutes, obtain medical assistance.FRACTURESA person suffering from fracture should not be moved until the injured part has been secured so thatit cannot move.Medical assistance should be obtained.BURNS AND SCALDSIf a person’s clothes catch on fi re, stop the person moving or running around, as this will fan theflames. Remember:STOP—DROP—ROLL—MANAGEManagement of Burns and ScaldsFollow DRABCD Action Plan (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation).@yegonhosea-2015 -mhm
Extinguish burning clothing—smother with blanket, jacket or use water. If a scald, quicklyremove casualty’s wet clothing from affected area.Hold burnt area under cold running water for at least 10 minutes or until skin returns tonormal temperature.Remove jewellery and clothing from burnt area unless stuck.Cover burn with a non-adherent/burns dressing (or aluminium foil, plastic wrap, or a wetclean dressing).Extensive burns are dangerous and may be fatal.Seek medical aid urgently if:Burn is deep, even if casualty does not feel any pain.A superficial burn is larger than a 20 cent piece.The burn involves airway, face, hands or genitals.You are unsure of the severity of the burn.ELECTRIC SHOCKSwitch off current.

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Term
Winter
Professor
Newman
Tags
Foodservice, The Grave,

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