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Animal bites also carry the risk of infection includ

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Animal bites also carry the risk of infection, includ- ing tetanus, an often fatal disease. Although tetanus can be treated, the treatment is long, difficult, and often unsuccessful. Tetanus can be prevented, however, by keeping your immunizations up to date. First aid strategies for animal bites includes the following: Wash the bite area with mild soap and warm water for five minutes to remove saliva and any other foreign matter. Use direct pressure or pressure point bleeding control to stop any bleeding. If the wound is swollen, apply ice wrapped in a towel for 10 minutes. Cover the wound with a clean dressing or bandage. concussion Never approach a strange dog. Always ask the owner’s permission before approaching or touching a dog that you do not know. What two diseases are associated with animal bites? 752 Chapter 28 First Aid and Emergencies
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Nosebleeds osebleeds often occur if the nose is struck or if the mucous N membranes in the nose dry out from breathing dry air. Seek professional medical attention if nosebleeds occur often. To treat a nosebleed, keep the person quiet. Walking, talking, and blowing the nose may increase bleeding. Tell the person to breathe through his or her mouth. Have the person sit down and lean forward. Do not tilt the person’s head back—doing so may cause the person to choke as blood runs down the back of the throat. Using a protective barrier, press on the bleeding nostril. Maintain pressure for 15 minutes. If the person’s nose is still bleeding after 15 minutes, repeat the procedure. If bleeding continues, seek professional medical help. First-Aid Stations In this activity you will set up learning stations for common emergencies and rotate through them. pen or pencil and notebook paper poster board and markers props (optional) 1. In small groups, research the following information for the emergency assigned by your teacher: how to recognize it appropriate steps to take in the correct sequence what to do after first aid has been provided 2. Decide on a creative way to present your material at a learning station, such as a poster, a board game, a quiz show, a puzzle, a news story, or demonstrations with props such as bandages. 3. Each group will set up a learning station. One person in each group coordinates the activities at each learning station while all other students rotate through the stations. Group members take turns supervising their station. Write a script for a skit about a teen or a group of teens who encounter a medical emergency. The script should show one teen experiencing the emergency while the others administer proper first aid. What You’ll Need What You’ll Do Apply and Conclude 753 Lesson 3 Responding to Common Emergencies Applying direct pressure to a nosebleed usually stops the bleeding. Why might dry air cause a nosebleed?
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