Paramedics and firefighters often have to deal with unpredictable situations that threaten both health and life. Observing the suffering of other people, including children, or the death of patients puts them under enormous stress and can be a serious burden on the psyche. That is why these professional groups particularly often face chronic stress, depression and other anxiety disorders. Extremely stressful events that exceed a person's ability to cope and adapt make 1 in 5 paramedics develop PTSD which means post-traumatic stress disorder.
November has began, and with it sudden drops in temperature. This is closely related to the heating of our houses and flats by various methods. As the heating season begins in Poland, we observe an increase in carbon monoxide poisoning. Most often it is associated with a malfunctioning heating system, in which incomplete combustion of fuel occurs with the production of toxic gases. It is estimated that more than 2,000 people get poisoned with carbon monoxide each year, of which over 100 die. In this article, I would like to explain the source of the problem, and then describe how to properly provide first aid to an injured person who inhaled carbon monoxide.
Most of qualified first aid rescuers, sooner or later, meets with a fairly common opinion that when you do not know what to do with the victim - you should give him an oxygen. Let’s consider it in this article according to latest data. There is no doubt that oxygen is one of the most popular drugs used in first aid and due to this fact arise some questions; What does this statistics comes from? Is it correct to belief in the effectiveness of high doses of oxygen? Does the specificity of the situation affect the effectiveness of this medicine? In that article I am going to consider the issue of oxygen therapy in first aid and I will try to answer the above questions.
Defibrillation performed within 1 minute of sudden cardiac arrest is 90% effective, after 5 minutes 50%, and after 7 minutes only 30% effective. It decreases by around 10% with every minute. We should strive to perform street defibrillation within no more than 5 minutes of unconsciousness by a person with sudden cardiac arrest.
The rescue corridor, which is called the life corridor, is the "extra" lane that drivers create to allow ambulances and other emergency vehicles to pass through a traffic jam. When drivers create a corridor of life, the travel time of emergency services to the place of the accident is shorter, which significantly increases the chances of survival of those injured in the accident. Faster arrival of emergency services means faster "cleaning up" of the place of the incident, discharge of accumulated congestion and reducing the likelihood of subsequent collisions.
Almost every parent has faced the choking or aspiration of their child at least once. When our child is hurt, when we know that we need to act quickly, we are unable to remain calm and calm, which is why we most often use the "behind the feet and up" method. In this article, we will tell you what choking is, as well as what are the body's natural defenses when it occurs. We will also present the risks associated with the use of some maneuvers to remove a foreign body from the respiratory tract.
People practicing professions, hobbies or sports that induce the risk of an adverse incident, deterioration of health, in a place with limited or delayed availability of emergency services, should be prepared for quick and effective rescue operations. Considering the situation in which it may be necessary to wait a long time for assistance at the scene of the accident or it becomes necessary to conduct the evacuation of the injured person, it should be assumed that reliable preparation of the rescuer for such an eventuality may decide the fate of the injured person.
Hospital Emergency Departments are places where medical assistance is provided in cases of health or life threat. Unfortunately, it happens that SOR reports people who want to avoid waiting for a doctor's appointment at a clinic or specialist clinic. Thanks to the introduction of uniform and clearly defined rules for the admission of patients, they will be kept informed about the order in which they will be received by medical personnel within the Hospital Emergency Department and the expected waiting time for assistance.
Currently, the most common cause of death is sudden cardiac arrest. The victims are not only the elderly, but also people in the prime of life - mainly men. The risk of sudden death between the ages of 15-59 is much higher in Poland than in Western Europe. Therefore, taking the example of our neighbors, action should be taken to reduce the death rate.
The term child refers to children between the first year of life and the beginning of puberty. When a child reaches puberty, they are referred to as teenagers for whom algorithms used for adults can be used. In addition, it is necessary to distinguish between an infant and an older child, since there are several significant differences in the diagnosis and intervention carried out in both groups.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the child's physiology, which will explain the reasons for choosing specific first-aid procedures for children.
Resuscitation guidelines are today a document that has a significant impact on the way medical practitioners, emergency services, as well as those responsible for organizing the first aid system in workplaces. Today, complying with the recommendations of the Polish Resuscitation Council is considered to be the requirements of medical knowledge, and non-compliance with them, which may expose persons in a state of danger to life, to additional danger, is perceived as an error or lack of due diligence.
If for 5 minutes we do not notice the lack of breath in the child, it can result in irreversible changes in his brain and even lead to the death of the child. The purpose of this article is to discuss the effects of breathlessness in a child. Ways of assessing it and methods of restoring breath. In the article you will also learn what activities and in what order should be done to be able to give your child first aid correctly.
The Act on Emergency Medical Services is an expression of concern for the safety of citizens in a state of emergency. The new tasks set for Police officers require a new look at the issue of first aid and, above all, training staff in specialist rescue procedures prepared and implemented in close connection with the specificity of duties performed by officers.
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Chapter: Legal aspects of using automated external defibrillation
Mention of first aid methods is already in the Old Testament records and Greek works of such eminent figures as Hippocrates from Kos or Gallen. The progress of civilization and the growing bluntness of our lives means that we are increasingly facing a sudden threat to the lives of our community members. In many cases, human life will depend on our rapid and decisive action. That is why it is worth learning the basic principles of providing assistance to victims of accidents and sudden deterioration.
In the context of the amendment to the Mental Health Protection Act of December 2010, the subject of legitimacy and the conditions for the use of direct immobilization is increasingly coming back.
The consent for medical procedures that the patient has signed for years has been the subject of consideration for doctors and lawyers, for which thousands of pages have already been written.
Each employer is obliged to appoint, prepare and equip employees for effective pre-medical first aid. This obligation results from both the Labor Code and the Regulation on general occupational health and safety regulations. These regulations are intended by the Legislator to be complementary to their subject and they are also indirectly indicate the scope of responsibility of the OHS service in the organization and supervision of the functioning of the first aid system.