Providing first aid for fainting

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Fainting by itself is not a fatal condition. But in the process of falling, the victim may hit his head, tongue retraction and respiratory failure may occur. Moreover, in some cases, fainting is just a “mask” for more dangerous conditions.

Erste-Hilfe Kurs München Hauptbahnhof gives the main signs of fainting: sudden onset of lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, and loss of consciousness. Fainting is accompanied by the paleness and coldness of the skin. Slow breathing, shallow, weak, and rare pulse (up to 40-50 beats per minute).

  • First aid: lay the victim on his back so that the head is slightly lowered and the legs are raised. 
  • Free your neck and chest from tight clothing to help you breathe. 
  • Cover the victim with warmth, put a heating pad at the feet. Give artificial respiration for prolonged fainting. 

After regaining consciousness, johanniter sanitätsdienst recommends giving the victim a warm sweet drink (coffee and strong black tea, carbonated energy drinks, alcohol in small quantities are good for raising the pressure).

How to Provide First Aid for Injuries

Wounds are damage to the skin, mucous membranes, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bones, internal organs. Sanitätsdienst veranstaltungen tells the main signs of a wound are gaping edges, pain, and bleeding. 

First aid according to privater sanitätsdienst: apply a bandage to any wound, if possible aseptic (sterile). If the bleeding is heavy, stop it in any way you can. With extensive injuries of soft tissues, fractures of bones, and injuries of large blood vessels and nerve trunks, it is necessary to immobilize the limb with regular or improvised means. Take the victim to a hospital as soon as possible.

If the person has a shock, provide the necessary assistance according to the type of injury (stop bleeding, immobilize the fracture site, etc.), wrap the victim with a blanket, laying him horizontally.