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First Aid and CPR techniques for road accidents

First Aid and CPR techniques for road accidents

Each year, several thousands of people die in road accidents. Most of them could be survived if they are given first aid immediately.

But, due to lack of awareness, several eyewitnesses leave them alone. Some people call the ambulance and inform about the accident but it might not reach on time.

Health experts say that the first hour is very crucial in road accidents and so does first aid.

If the victim is unconscious, but not wounded and breathing here are certain tips for first aid:

  • First place the person in the recovery position to prevent the victim from choking.
  • Place the victim on the floor on their back and kneel by his/her side.
  • Place his arm in a right angle positon by bending the elbow and pointing it in upward direction.
  • If he has a ring, then turn it inwards so that he may not get hurt by it.
  • Hold his other hand and keep it below the cheek of the person. While doing this, your palm should face his/her palm.
  • Then pull his knee by bending the leg in such a way that his foot is lying flat on the floor.
  • Slowly, pull his knee towards you so that the person rolls over.
  • Keep the bending leg in resting position in front of their body.
  • Gently tilt his/her head towards the back so that the person breathes properly.

If the victim is unconscious and breathing, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is essential.

Here is the procedure of CPR:

  • First do all the above procedure and check whether there is any blockage in the victim’s airway.
  • Observe his/her breathing for 10 seconds and if you found no breathing, then give CPR to the person.
  • Keep both your hands on top of each other and keep them in the middle of the person’s chest. Then use your body mass to give the CPR.
  • You have to give him/her compressions of minimum 2-inches deep and 100 compressions per minute.
  • Give the victim rescue breaths after giving at least 30 chest compressions.
  • The victims nose should be tightly pinched while giving rescue breath. Then keep your mouth over the victim’s mouth to seal it completely.
  • If the person’s chest does not rise after the initial rescue breath, then re-tilt the head of the person and provide the second rescue breath.
  • Continue this process till the person starts breathing or ambulance arrives.

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