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First Aid is defined as the medical attention that is given to an ill or injured person before medical experts arrive on the scene. This course follows Nationally Accepted guidelines and is valid for 2 years.

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Chapter 10: Wound Emergencies

Defined:

Wounds are an injury of the soft tissue (tissue in the body that is not bone). Wounds are generally classified as either a closed or open wound.

Causes:
  •  Abrasions (cuts or lacerations)
  • Amputation
  • Blow
  • Bite
  • Falling
  • Fight: punch, bump or hit
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Puncturing and penetrating (sharp objects, glass, etc.)

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Signs and Symptoms:
  •  Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness, swelling
Common Emergency Example(s):
Closed Wound:

A closed wound is a wound on the skin’s surface that does not break the skin. A common closed wound is a bruise, which develops when the body is bumped or hit. A more serious closed wound may be caused by a violent force hitting the body. The person can severely damage tissues, blood vessels and muscles, leading to heavier internal bleeding.

Open Wound:

An open wound causes a break in the skin. The wound can range from something minor like a scrape to a deeper, puncture of the skin. A minor open wound includes small cuts, scrapes and abrasions. Immediate medical attention may be required for major open wounds that are heavily bleeding (i.e., amputation).

First Aid Actions / Treatment:
  1. Assess the scene and check for your safety.
  2. Get a First Aid kit and wear personal protective equipment.
  3. If person is experiencing:
    • Nose bleed: pinch the nose, tilt the head forward and apply a cold pack to the bridge of the nose
    • Mouth bleeding (dental emergency): apply pressure with gauze to the area, but be careful not to block airway; check for missing or loose teeth; if tooth is out, rinse with water and place in a cup of milk; call a dentist for loose or chipped teeth
    • Minor closed wound (bruise): elevate injured area and apply ice pack or cold towel for 30 to 45 minutes
    • Minor open / bleeding wound (cuts, abrasions): apply pressure with gauze (dressing) to the area; keep pressure on the wound until bleeding stops; apply a dressing and cover with a bandage
  4. Activate EMS (Call 9-1-1) if there is a lot of bleeding, trouble breathing, signs of shock or the person has a major open or closed wound.
  5. If necessary in severe conditions, provide CPR. If you do not know how, give Hands-Only CPR.

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Capítulo 1 Introducción

*Este curso ahora incluye la Guía provisional de la AHA y la ECC de 2020 para el soporte vital básico (RCP) en relación con la reanimación de pacientes con COVID-19, sospechosos o confirmados. Busque estas actualizaciones provisionales a lo largo del curso.

El paro cardíaco súbito (SCA) es una de las principales causas de muerte entre los adultos en los Estados Unidos. La reanimación cardiopulmonar (RCP) aumenta drásticamente las posibilidades de supervivencia de una víctima que sufre de PCS.

La RCP es una combinación de compresiones torácicas y respiraciones, y proporciona un flujo sanguíneo crítico y oxígeno al corazón y al cerebro.

Si la RCP se inicia dentro de los tres a cinco (3-5) minutos del colapso, aumenta la posibilidad de supervivencia de la víctima y reduce la posibilidad de daño permanente.

Este curso sigue las pautas más recientes y actualizadas de 2020 Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) y AHA, y ha sido diseñado para ayudarlo a adquirir las habilidades que necesitará para responder de manera efectiva en una situación de emergencia.

Esquema de los temas del curso:
  1. Introducción
  2. Evaluación de la situación
  3. Compresiones-Vía Aérea-Respiración (CAB)
  4. RCP para adultos: compresiones
  5. RCP en adultos: vías respiratorias y respiraciones
  6. RCP para adultos: Júntelo
  7. RCP infantil
  8. RCP infantil
  9. Desfibrilador Externo Automático (DEA)
  10. Atragantamiento – Adulto y Niño
  11. Atragantamiento: bebés
  12. Directrices de RCP por coronavirus
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