Archive for November, 2009

Treatment and Disposal

Carry out the appropriate treatment gently and quickly in a confident manner. Reassurance and encouragement of the casualty is most important – calmness and efficiency on the part of the First Aider will inspire greater confidence than mere words. Common sense is essential on every occasion. Pay attention to the casualty’s requests and any remarks […]

Conscious and Unconscious Casualties

Use all your senses to obtain maximum information and diagnose the casualty – look, speak, listen, feel and smell. If the casualty is conscious: look and size up the problem as you approach; ask him if he has pain and where it is; examine that part first; ask him if he thinks there is anything […]