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Essential First Aid & CPR Series LIFESAVING SKILLS: Assessing a Collapsed Victim (contd.) DRSABC R - Response: Ask the patient simple questions in BOTH ears- “Can you hear me?” and “Are you OK?” • YES: If there is any response, still proceed to check airway • NO: Gently hold shoulders and shake - If you do not receive a response, then the victim is unconscious. Proceed to call for help immediately and check airway… Common Causes of Unconsciousness include: ◾ Cardiac arrest ◾ Severe head injury ◾ Fainting (temporary loss of consciousness) ◾ Low blood sugar levels ◾ Stroke ◾ Poisoning or intoxication ◾ Seizures ◾ Shock ◾ Hypothermia or heatstroke #tcif #firstaidtraining #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

Essential First Aid & CPR Series (Cont'd) LIFESAVING SKILLS: Assessing a Collapsed Victim If you come across a victim who has collapsed, you must act quickly to assess the condition and administer the necessary first aid. The DRSABC emergency action plan is a good way to remember how to handle this situation. This action plan will help you assess the victim and remember what steps to take in an emergency. D - DANGER: • Before you approach the casualty you MUST check for danger • YOUR safety is the number one priority Is the area safe? YES: Proceed to help casualty NO: Can you make the area safe? YES: Make it safe and help casualty NO: Stay back and call for help! #TCIF #firstaidtraining #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

TCIF Essential First Aid & CPR Series A QUICK RECAP - Emergencies are difficult to anticipate therefore emergency responders rely on the general public to help handle the crisis before help arrives. - First aid is a universal skill that anyone, at any time and in any place, can use. - A first-aider is someone who has completed formal first-aid training but is not a licensed emergency worker such as a paramedic or firefighter. - The primary goal of first aid is to save the victim’s life so they can be treated by EMS or a medical professional. - Examples of things you can do in first aid to save the life of the victim include: ◾ Opening an unconscious victim’s airway and placing him in the recovery position ◾ Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - Roles and Responsibilities in First Aid: ◾ Ensure your safety and the safety of bystanders. ◾ Manage an incident properly and control the situation. ◾ Call for appropriate emergency services. - The most important thing to remember when dealing with an incident is to make sure the scene is safe for you and anyone to approach. - If a hazard is identified, you should take action to reduce the risk of harm to yourself, bystanders, and the victim. If you decide that approaching the scene is too risky, stay away and call emergency services right away. www.traumacareinternational.org #TCIF #firstaidtraining #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

TCIF Essential First Aid & CPR Series Cont'd The most important thing to remember when dealing with an incident is to make sure the scene is safe for you and anyone to approach. You should make a quick assessment of any hazards that might exist. A hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. Make sure you conduct this assessment before rushing in to provide aid to a victim. If a hazard is identified, you should take action to reduce the risk of harm to yourself, bystanders, and the victim. If you decide that approaching the scene is too risky, stay away and call emergency services right away. Potential Hazards in a First Aid Situation are: ◾ Fast-moving traffic ◾ Slip and trip hazards ◾ Extremes of temperature ◾ Deep or fast-moving water ◾ Electrical appliances or exposed wires ◾ The victim, if she or he is under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs ◾ Other people (e.g during an altercation) ◾ Poisons (e.g carbon monoxide gas) ◾ Exposure to blood or other bodily fluids #TCIF #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #everylifecounts

It's 6 DAYS TO THE GLOBAL MIRACLE FAITH SEMINAR!!!!! taking place on Friday, 14th May at 4pm (GMT+1) and Saturday, 15th May at 12 noon (GMT+1) To participate, simply register @ www.healingstreams.tv/gmfs/tcif God Bless You! #gmfs2021 #healingstreams #lmms #tcif

TCIF Essential First Aid & CPR Series (Cont'd) The most obvious task you have in an emergency is to provide proper first aid for the victim's injury or medical condition. You do, however, have other role to fulfill in order to properly handle the situation and offer the best possible treatment to the victim. Let's take a closer look at some of the responsibilities of a first-aider. Roles and Responsibilities in First Aid ◾ Ensure your safety and the safety of bystanders. ◾ Manage an incident properly and control the situation. ◾ Call for appropriate emergency services. ◾ Delegate tasks to bystanders as required. ◾ Provide appropriate first aid to victims. ◾ Document your findings and actions. ◾ Provide an accurate handover to EMS. #tcif #firstaidclass #FirstResponderNetwork #everylifecounts

Home Safety Tips It’s another beautiful weekend!!! Keeping your home free of hazards will help you avoid common mishaps like falls and protect you from disasters like fires. To keep you and your loved ones safe at home, practice these home safety habits. www.traumacareinternational.org #TCIF #everylifecounts #homesafety #safetywise

Examples of things you can do in first aid to save the life of the victim include: ◾ Opening an unconscious victim’s airway and placing him in the recovery position ◾ Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ◾ Stopping the bleeding ◾ Recognizing the signs of a life-threatening medical condition and calling for emergency early. #TCIF #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid

Essential First Aid & CPR Series WHAT IS AND IS NOT FIRST AID? A first-aider is someone who has completed formal first-aid training but is not a licensed emergency worker such as a paramedic or firefighter. Prior to the arrival of skilled support, FIRST AID is all about delivering immediate lifesaving treatment. The primary goal of first aid is to save the victim's life so they can be treated by EMS or a medical professional. In a first-aid situation, you are not supposed to perform advanced medical procedures or act as a paramedic or doctor. Instead, concentrate on providing basic lifesaving care to keep the victim safe before EMS arrives to take over. Follow us on Kingschat for more: @tcif #TCIF #firstaidtraining #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

Some more things you need to know about the TCIF Essential First Aid & CPR Series: 2.) We will give you step-by-step instructions about how to recognize and handle an emergency situation before help arrives. This course should provide you with a strong base of basic first aid skills and experience, but it is in no way a replacement for qualified medical assistance or for a hands-on first aid and CPR course from a recognized first aid training provider. TCIF offers first aid and CPR trainings that teach you how to respond to an injured victim. Visit: www.traumacareinternational.org Email: tcif@traumacareinternational.org Call: +2348086783416 #TCIF #firstaidtraining #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

TCIF Essential First Aid & CPR Series First aid is a universal skill that anyone, at any time and in any place, can use. Understanding basic first aid principles means that you have the experience and expertise necessary to save lives in an unexpected situation. Before you start learning, here are some things you need to know about the course: 1.) You will gain the confidence to handle an emergency situation… These series are designed to provide you with vital information that will enable you to recognize emergencies and administer basic first aid. Each day, common day-to-day and potentially life-threatening situations will be addressed. www.traumacareinternational.org #TCIF #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #everylifecounts #CPR

Essential First Aid & CPR Series According to reports, thousands of lives are lost each year as a result of a situation where first aid may have saved their lives. Since such events are difficult to anticipate, emergency responders must rely on the general public to help handle the crisis before help arrives. In this educational course, we‘ll take you through the step-by-step treatment for several medical emergencies. Through this course, you will be empowered to make a difference when emergencies occur because every life counts! #TCIF #firstaidsaveslives #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #CPR #everylifecounts

GET READY for our Essential First Aid & CPR Series - A chance to learn or refresh your knowledge of essential lifesaving skills... This is part of TCIF’s campaign to improve the state of emergency responses services and to better prepare individuals and communities to become lifesavers. We're very excited to share our first-aid knowledge, which you'll see as we progress, is such an important subject to have a basic understanding of. www.traumacareinternational.org #TCIF #firstaidclass #essentialfirstaid #everylifecounts

#TCIFSafetyTips 3 Tips for Maintaining Safe Workplaces 1. Provide a healthy working environment – clean ,spacious workplaces with good ventilation, adequate lighting and well -regulated temperature. 2. Maintain workplace safety– by using ONLY well-maintained equipment, removing all obstructions from floors and traffic routes, and ensuring the emergency exits can be easily opened. 3. Provide adequate welfare facilities – the right number of toilets and washbasins, drinking water and having somewhere for people to rest and eat meals. www.traumacareinternational.org #tcif #everylifecounts

Welcome to May; Our Month of Illumination This month, our hearts will be flooded with the glorious light of God's word. Glory! Hallelujah #lmms #tcif

TCIF Safety Wise Series: Safe Driving tips Safety is something that all drivers should consider at all times. After all, you have a duty to do your part to keep the roads safe for yourself, other drivers, passengers, and road users. #TCIF #everylifecounts #safetyawareness #safetyeducation #roadsafety

FIRST AID TIPS EVERY TEACHER SHOULD KNOW 1) How to respond when a pupil is bleeding:- Whether tending to a nose bleed, grazed knee or a cut, take a clean dressing and apply direct pressure over the bleeding site. Teachers should have access to a well-stocked, good quality first aid kit so that the teacher can swiftly and effectively stop the bleeding and dress the wound.  2) How to respond when a student is choking:- When a pupil starts to choke, encourage them to cough out whatever is blocking their airway. If they can’t cough it out, you have to give five sharp back blows between their shoulder blades, to slap out the offending food. (a very effective method)  If this does not work, carry out abdominal thrusts and call the emergency number. You should perform CPR if the child becomes unconscious. ***These tips should not be used as a substitute for formal first aid training. When you work with young people, your acquired first aid skills could be the difference between life and death during an emergency situation. www.traumacareinternational.org #tcif #everylifecounts

#WORLDMALARIADAY Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is preventable and treatable. 3 ways to prevent malaria infection 1. Use of window and door screens and intact mosquito nets in endemic areas. 2. Use of insect repellent agents on the skin and in sleeping environments which should be reapplied frequently. 3. Clearing of bushes around homes and removal of stagnant water to prevent spread of mosquitoes. #tcif

3 Benefits of Voluntary Blood Donation. People are often reluctant to donate blood voluntarily but here are a few benefits of giving blood. We are certain that these benefits will inspire you to become a TCIF voluntary blood donor. 1. You will receive a mini-physical examination for:- your blood pressure level, your blood sugar and hemoglobin level in order to assess if you are eligible to give blood. 2. Your Blood Group and Genotype will also be screened for at no cost to you. 3. Through regular blood donation (every 3 months for a healthy male donor, and every 4 months for a female donor); the iron stores in your body will be maintained at healthy levels. For more details about safe voluntary blood donation and how to become a blood donor, visit www.traumacareinternational.org #tcif #everylifecounts

IT’S #WORLDHEALTHDAY TODAY! 7th April is celebrated globally every year as World Health Day and today TCIF specially celebrates all her voluntary blood donors and First Responders; who have committed themselves to improving the state of trauma care and emergency response services in their nations through their participation in our Voluntary Blood Donation Drives and other community programs. Thank you for making #everylifecount www.traumacareinternational.org #TCIF #TCERA #TCIFFRN #VBDI #WorldHealthDay2021 #buildingafairerhealthierworld

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