Chapter 5 Checking the victim CHECK CHECK THE

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Chapter 5 Checking the victim

Chapter 5 Checking the victim

CHECK • CHECK THE SCENE- Is it safe? ? ? • CHECK THE VICTIM

CHECK • CHECK THE SCENE- Is it safe? ? ? • CHECK THE VICTIM • 1. Check for consciousness-How? ? ?

Say -Are you OKAY? • ADULT AND CHILD-Shoulder tap • INFANT- foot flick

Say -Are you OKAY? • ADULT AND CHILD-Shoulder tap • INFANT- foot flick

 • • Conscious victim Tell them who you are. Your level of training.

• • Conscious victim Tell them who you are. Your level of training. What care you would like to give. Ask permission to help them?

Checking a conscious victim • Interview the victim • What happened? • Do you

Checking a conscious victim • Interview the victim • What happened? • Do you feel pain or discomfort anywhere? • Are you allergic to anything? • Do you have a medical condition? • Are you currently taking medicine?

Check victim from Head to Toe • Do not move any area that causes

Check victim from Head to Toe • Do not move any area that causes pain or if you suspect neck/spinal injury • Check head-scalp, face, ears, mouth or nose. • Look for cuts, bruises, bumps or depressions. • Watch for consciousness • Look for changes in breathing • Notice how skin looks and feels • Look over entire body • Look for medical identification tags/bracelets

Unconscious victim • Implied consent law-allows you to help victim. Call 911 • Check

Unconscious victim • Implied consent law-allows you to help victim. Call 911 • Check for airway • Breathing • Circulation • Severe bleeding

Airway • • • After you call 911 Check the airway If you suspect

Airway • • • After you call 911 Check the airway If you suspect NO NECK INJURY Perform the head tilt/chin lift Spinal injury-jaw thrust

Breathing • You will LOOK, LISTEN AND FEEL FOR BREATHING for 10 sec. •

Breathing • You will LOOK, LISTEN AND FEEL FOR BREATHING for 10 sec. • LOOK-At the chest rise and fall • LISTEN- for breathing • FEEL- feel for air on your cheek

Agonal breath • Usually occurs in unconscious adults where breathing is irregular, gasping and

Agonal breath • Usually occurs in unconscious adults where breathing is irregular, gasping and shallow. • Care for this person as if they are not breathing.

Unconscious victim • Adult who has agonal or no breaths=perform CPR. • Child or

Unconscious victim • Adult who has agonal or no breaths=perform CPR. • Child or infant who is not breathing, give 2 breaths then perform CPR. • Person is breathing but has severe bleeding=control the bleeding by applying direct pressure/pressure bandages.

H. A. I. N. E. S Recovery Position • Placing a unconscious person in

H. A. I. N. E. S Recovery Position • Placing a unconscious person in this recovery position will keep the airway open and clear. MODIFIED-place hand under head.

Infant Recovery Position

Infant Recovery Position

Unconscious Adult • • 1. Check the scene 2. check the victim-are you okay?

Unconscious Adult • • 1. Check the scene 2. check the victim-are you okay? -shoulder tap 3. call 911 4. open the airway-head tilt chin lift 5. Look, listen and feel-10 seconds 6. quickly scan for severe bleeding 7. NOT breathing-begin CPR IF BREATHING-maintain open airway, monitor breathing and look for changes.

Unconscious child/infant 1. Check the scene 2. check the victim-are you okay? -shoulder tap

Unconscious child/infant 1. Check the scene 2. check the victim-are you okay? -shoulder tap (child) foot flick ( infant) 3. call 911 4. open the airway-head tilt chin lift 5. Look, listen and feel-10 seconds 6. If you see child collapse begin CPR IF Not breathing-give 2 rescue breaths if breaths don’t go in -retilt and give 2 more 7. quickly scan for severe bleeding 8. if “retilting”breaths don’t’ go in= unconscious choking techniques