First Aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening or to promote recovery. We offer a wide range of products that are used to assist in the various situations a person may face.
Here are the list of some life threatening situations and techniques.
1. CPR ( Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation )
CPR is an emergency procedure performed if someone has stopped breathing or if their heart has stopped. Call for medical assistance from hospitals immediately, In the mean while you can attempt CPR. CPR involves giving a repeated cycle of 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths. If the brain is starved of oxygen for more than four minutes, as may occur in a near-drowning or heart attack, permanent brain damage can result. We offer different type of CPR Masks and related products to aid the process of Resuscitation.
Normal body temperature, when measured by an oral thermometer, is between 36.5°C and 37°C. Fever is when body temperature is over 37°C (37.8°C or more when measured rectally). Fever has many possible causes e.g. infection, dehydration, allergic reaction. In adults, the level of temperature generally reflects the severity of the illness; in babies and young children, even a small change in temperature may be cause for concern. Seek medical help if a fever is accompanied by other signs e.g. pain, vomiting.
Heatstroke occurs in hot, humid conditions when the body fails to control its own temperature. It is a medical emergency. There are two types of heatstroke: classical and exercise-induced.
Classical heatstroke affects the more fragile – the very young and the elderly, often those with heart disease. It occurs without any exercise activity during a heat wave. Young children left in a hot car are particularly at risk. There is usually no sweating.
Exercise-induced heatstroke is more common in young, healthy, fit athletes who exercise in hot, and especially humid, conditions. Athletes who exercise vigorously for short periods, are susceptible to this condition, suggesting an inherited metabolic predisposition.
4. Heart Attack or Stroke
A heart attack occurs when one of the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked by a blood clot. This causes permanent damage to the heart muscle. It may be fatal in some cases.
What are the symptoms and signs of heart attack?
Get help immediately if a person shows any signs of heart attack. Prompt treatment helps prevent further damage to the heart muscle and death.
First aid for heart attack or Stroke
A burn is tissue damage that results from scalding, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, contact with flames, chemicals or electricity, or smoke inhalation. Burn wounds can be serious if they are not cared for the right way. Seek immediate care for major burns, which:
A minor burn that doesn’t require emergency care may involve:
How to Handle major burns Until emergency help arrives:
How to handle minor burns:
An adverse drug reaction (ADR)/Side Effect or adverse event is an unwanted or harmful reaction experienced following the administration of a drug or combination of drugs under normal conditions of use and is either suspected to be related to the drug or irrespective of whether the drug is suspected to be the cause.