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First Aid for Fractures

December 17th, 2012 | Posted by vanfirstaid in Skeletal Injuries - (0 Comments)

A fracture refers to a crack or a break in a bone. When a person is fractured, he will first hear a snap and then experience an acute pain. With care and effort you can provide first aid to a person who has undergone a fracture. A fracture can usually be seen as an open wound or a protruding bone in most cases.

Signs and Symptoms

If a fracture results in a lot of pain and trauma, call 911 or a local emergency number immediately. You will know if a person is fractured if:

  • The patient explains that he or she heard an audible snap during the accident
  • The patient may tell you that he or she is feeling a rubbing in the bones also called crepitus
  • There is a swelling in the affected area
  • The person is bleeding heavily
  • The affected joint or limb seem deformed
  • Loss of strength
  • A gentle press causes sharp pain
  • The bone is piercing through the skin
  • The extremities of the injured leg or arm, such as fingers or toes appear bluish
  • The neck, head or back seems deformed if a bone is broken in these areas
  • A bone is broken in the pelvis, hip or upper leg
  • Twitching
  • Immobility or the person becomes unresponsive. There is no breathing or movement.

First Aid

The first thing you need to make sure is that you should know what you are about to treat. Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of fractures mentioned above before you begin first aid.

  • If the person is bleeding heavily and you suspect a broken bone in the arm, leg, hip, pelvis or neck, make sure you take care of it before you call for help. If you are not alone, it is better if you make someone else call
    Folded Splint

    The picture above shows a splint that is commonly found in first aid kits. Splints are used to help immobilize a injury.

    instead.

  • Use a sterile piece of fabric to apply pressure on the wound to stop it from bleeding. If there is no bleeding or spurting of blood, do not firmly press the injured area with a cloth as it would cause more damage to the affected area.
  • Do not try to treat the area if a bone is protruding out by trying to realign the bone. If you have been trained to secure such a fracture, in case professional help is not available, secure the area below and above the affected site. You can also pad the splint to make the person feel a bit more comfortable.
  • Do not apply ice directly on the wound, instead wrap it around a towel or a sterile cloth and apply pressure with it on the affected area to prevent bleeding.
  • Do not try to touch or poke the wound to over-investigate the problem. If the affected area is swollen or discolored, it is obviously fractured. Therefore, leave it to a professional to further investigate and treat the wound.
  • Do not wash the wound.
  • If a person is unconscious or breathless, make the person lie down with his head lower than the chest. Raise the legs upwards, if possible.

First Aid Video on Fractures

Burn Treatment and Management

May 9th, 2012 | Posted by vanfirstaid in First Aid and CPR - (0 Comments)
Cooling a Burn with Cold Clean Water

The earlier you respond to a burn with good first aid training the better the outcome will be.

All workplace approved first aid programs teach candidates to be prepared for almost any emergency scenario. Regardless of how cautious you are it is impossible to avoid an emergency scenario. Despite the fact that most people adhere to precautions it is believed that 42% of burns occur at home. Roughly 450,000 burn traumas arise per year and of this total, Four thousand die due to their personal injuries due to burn mishaps. Medical facilities have close to 40,000 burn sufferers a year. It is essential to be aware that one could burn themselves from simple water at close to 44 Celsius. Attentive usage and supervising is required when adults and children are within areas of heating elements, irons, cooking water, cookers and also hairdryers. You have to never be careless when running such equipment because it only needs a lapse of a few moments to cause burns on anyone. Participants enrolled in standard first aid training in Canada will learn to recognize and provide patient care for burns. Courses are available in Calgary, Surrey, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa,  and Winnipeg. Register today to be prepared for burn emergencies.

First Aid Treatment Immediately

If somebody does ends up with a burn, one must always render first-aid quickly. You must 1st decide if he burn is significant or not by simply evaluating selected factors. In case the patient has difficulty breathing then you definitely will have to contact EMS without delay. You’ll want to reassure the patient and try to keep the victim comfortable whilst you wait for a professional to aid the individual. In the event the burns include several body parts, again one should contact EMS as soon as possible. In the event the burn was stemming from electricity, chemical substances or a blast then contact EMS straightaway.

Treatment

While awaiting EMS, cool the afflicted region. The simplest methods of cooling patients with first or second degree burns are by using cold clean water.  It’s encouraged to cool and cover up the affected region to avoid spreading of infection. Because the skin area has burnt off, the area is labelled ‘raw’ and may give in to air-borne health issues that commonly the epidermis would most likely defend the body from. A lot of these air-borne harmful bacteria might not affect ordinary skin however raw burnt skin could be drastically affected from that.

Major Chemical Burns

For much more major burns that were caused by fluid chemical contaminants and / or just about any chemical near your eye area, you must guide the injured persons to flush the burnt region with large sums of cold flowing water so that you can reduce the distressing experience. Make certain that the applied water is drained away from the victim (not in a pool back up in the person) to ensure that it isn’t going to poison the patient further more (if it was obviously a harmful chemical substance). You’ll want to calm the person during this ordeal and consistently flush with h2o until 9-1-1 arrives. If this had been a big chemical overflow then you definitely need to get rid of infected clothes. If you experience additional chemical contaminants on their epidermis, sweep it away and rinse the burn with water.

Electrical Burns

Problems with electricity are definitely more hazardous so rescuers and first aid attendants should progress with careful attention. Be sure that the area is free from danger prior to when providing first-aid. Check the environment thoroughly and be sure the current was switched off by specialists prior to deciding to approach that person. Provide care to people with life-threatening injuries first which includes individuals with cardiac arrest, unconsciousness or respiratory troubles. Keep in mind burn sites (where electricity transferred through the body) and treat with needed treatment. Make sure you contact 9-1-1 and brief the paramedics with the situation appropriately because an electrical shock can create heart beats which might be sporadic.

AED Training For Rescues

May 9th, 2012 | Posted by vanfirstaid in First Aid and CPR - (0 Comments)
AED Training is a vital component of first aid and CPR training

AED Training is a vital component of first aid and CPR training

AED represents automated external defibrillator and this is a huge significant section of rescue education and learning. An AED is built to dramatically increase the probability of survival regarding victims of a severe cardiac event. They’re remarkably easy and convenient to utilize. AED’s may be found in several leisure centers, shops, and gathering spots. While the popularity and growth of AED’s continues it is necessary that as many rescuers as feasible learn to use them. All participants registered in standard first aid courses throughout Canada will learn to use a automated external defibrillator. AED training locations include Vancouver, Calgary, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Ottawa. Register today to learn to use these valuable tools.

Size and Shape

An automated defibrillator is normally a rectangle-shaped computer unit with only two buttons on it. Just one button is meant to turn the machine on and the remaining push button is created to shock the victim (the

defibrillator won’t shock anybody without assessing a casualty. 2 pairs of AED pads equipped with electrical cables are typically kept behind, underneath or within the AED. The electric cord is designed to be plugged into the unit and the adhesive pads are positioned upon the unconscious victim. A 3rd kind of pads, for baby victims, may perhaps be used in more complicated machines.

Application

An automated defibrillator is designed to be applied for a unconscious sufferer. The automatic parts of the automated external defibrillator monitor and analyze for vitals and shock the person if the right disorders and heart patterns are present. Every time an individual enters cardiac arrest the heart rate starts an abnormal pattern that just an electrical shock through an automated defibrillator might rectify. CPR together with the application of an automated external defibrillator increases the possibility of survival for people in cardiac arrest significantly. Quick use of an automated external defibrillator is crucial to curtailing a fatality because of cardiac arrest. First Aiders have only moments to apply an automated external defibrillator if ever the individual is in cardiac arrest before the condition becomes permanently fatal.

Easy Installation

Employing an automated defibrillator is amazingly easy, simple and straight forward. Should the individual not have any heart rhythms then an automated defibrillator should be applied right away for adult casualties. Procedures for AED’s for child and infant patients are slightly different. Take out the defibrillator from the carrying unit, switch it on and adhere to the audio and graphic guidelines. Any automated external defibrillator contains a number of components that stop the rescuer from providing an electric shock for a victim which will not benefit from it.

Just Use It

AED Pads for a Child

AED Pads for a Child

A rescuer shouldn’t have any second thoughts or fears of making use of an AED for a victim.

All first aid and CPR lessons supplied by way of primary providers most notably workplace approved incorporate training and capable utilization in A.E.D’s. Whatever the first aid or CPR training course a student enrolls in she / he will be taught when and how to utilize a automated external defibrillator. Pretty much all trustworthy companies enable candidates to rehearse the use of automated defibrillators through the use of AED trainers. Individuals will have the ability use automated external defibrillators trainers on dummies (manikins) to obtain hands-on practice of the application of a defibrillator.

All St Mark James certificates point out that attendees have obtained schooling and therefore are competent in the application of automated defibrillators. For more information about using a defibrillator take a workplace approved standard first aid or CPR course.

Management of Seizures for First Aid Training

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by vanfirstaid in First Aid and CPR - (0 Comments)

Thought: Will you be capable of going over some fundamental types of procedures for managing patients with convulsions? We help with kids with autism and a few of them receive seizures.

Training to respond to seizures is included in a variety of workplace approved first aid courses. All major renewal courses such as standard first aid re-certifications also include training in patient care and response for seizures.

People of convulsions are often divided into 2 distinctive types. Convulsions can happen once-in-a-lifetime coming from a blunt force trauma or hit into the head. Whenever a sufferer has recurring seizures then the patient is probably epileptic. People that happen to be epileptic tend to be conscious of the disease and can be treated to lessen the severity and rate of recurrence of the seizure strikes.

Whenever interacting alongside adolescents which might be prone to convulsions it is important to have effective correspondence with guardians and caregivers for the adolescent. You can ask the mother and father or care providers if the child has any sort of activators for the disease and the way to avoid the attack and rate of recurrence for the seizures. Some victims might also be mindful if the seizure is about to occur therefore I would certainly encourage having a system together so when youngsters inform you or your employees if they sense a seizure oncoming. Several people can anticipate an episode and provide a warning as much as 60 seconds in advance of the attack. The optimal instance is definitely whenever the sufferer tells the staff of an oncoming attack and then lays in the most suitable body placement and space. The most suitable position is with the person prone with their back, with no furniture or material surrounding the child to avoid personal injury. When possible employ a blanket or pillow beneath the victims head in order to avoid the head from impacting on the ground too vigorously.

If the student does have a seizure out of nowhere I recommend you promptly position the pupil onto the floor and move any type of fixtures away from the patient permitting the extremities and the entire body to safely move unhampered while not punishing something. DO NOT try to constrict the victim as the attack is going on. Don’t place something within the patient’s mouth due to the fact it will more than likely turn into choking danger. The employee’s must also concentrate on protecting the victim’s head via putting a towel behind it. If none are readily available you can put both your hands supporting the individual’s head (palm’s up) to guard the head from impacting the ground.

The attack will in all probability cease in less than a minute. The affected person is usually unconscious following attack so it is important for the staff to check the patient’s vitals and start treating adequately. In the event that vitals are missing call EMS straight away and commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Should the affected individual awakens out of the seizure you should not anticipate the patient to become fully conscious or aware immediately after. Expect to have the individual to be confused, unaware and disoriented for up to 1 hour after the episode. Monitor the person and in cases where the patient’s condition doesn’t improve contact 9-1-1. Staff should recognize and tend to all other personal injuries because of the seizure.

Should this be the first attack or if a patient is not susceptible to convulsions make contact with EMS. I recommend also speak to the caregivers and make sure they know of the scenario. Good communication between the staff, children and also the guardians is vital in properly managing patients that can be susceptible to seizures.

In the event the event does not greatly improve or if perhaps the person’s situation fails to improve speak to emergency medical services.

New CPR and First Aid Websites

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by vanfirstaid in First Aid and CPR - (Comments Off on New CPR and First Aid Websites)

At Standard First Aid Courses Ltd. we have introduced a host of new websites to cater to the first aid and CPR candidates searching for the right course. A total of 10 websites have been added to the search engines of the internet.  The new websites will focus on different workplace approved and Lifesaving Society courses such as standard first aid, emergency first aid, childcare first aid and workplace emergency first aid. The websites will also cater to candidates looking for standalone CPR and automated external defibrillator  (AED) courses including CPR levels “C” and health care provider (CPR HCP).

Register for a workplace approved Occupational First Aid Course

St Mark James is the largest provider of first aid courses in the world. St Mark James is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world and is recognized as a non profit organization that takes part in water safety and first aid training throughout the world. Courses offered by workplace approved include:

  • Standard Childcare First Aid and CPR level “B”
  • Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” or “HCP”
  • Emergency Childcare first aid and CPR level “B”
  • Emergency first aid and CPR level “A”, “B” or “C”
  • Workplace Emergency First Aid (Equivalent to Occupational First Aid level 1)
  • Stand alone Health Care Provider CPR
  • Stand alone CPR level “C”
  • Stand alone CPR level “A”

Candidates that visit this site will be able to be directed to a course in their area. Courses are offered through a workplace approved provider at the cheapest prices and convenient and comfortable locations.

Register for a Standard First Aid Course

Standard First Aid (http://standardfirstaidcourses.ca/)is one of the most comprehensive and popular first aid courses offered through workplace approved, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Johns Ambulance. It is a 16 hour course that is typically taught within two days. Standard first aid courses offered through this website are at the lowest price in your region and conveniently placed throughout Canada. Included in this course is CPR level “C” and AED training. Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a workplace approved certificate that is valid for 3 years. Re-Certifications are available for this course. Re-cert courses are significantly shorter in length and significantly cheaper than the full course. Standard first aid courses start as low as 130.00 dollars. Course fee includes provider certification fee, manual and taxes.

workplace approved First Aid Training in Vancouver

Vancouver First Aid Ltd offers a variety of different first aid and CPR courses in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Courses are affiliate through workplace approved and the Lifesaving Society. Courses offered include stand alone CPR courses and Lifesaving Society AED courses. First aid training locations are located in Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond and Surrey. For more information or to register for a course please visit the website at www.vancouverfirstaid.ca . If you have any questions or concerns please call at 778.709.9180 or email [email protected]

Register for a Emergency First Aid Course

Emergency first aid is the most popular course offered through workplace approved and Lifesaving Society. It is a basic first aid course that includes basic CPR level “A”. At some locations candidates can opt for a higher level CPR such as CPR level “C”. Emergency first aid is a 8 hour course that is typically taught within one day. Candidates learn basic first aid and CPR rescues on adult victims. First aid components in the course include:

  • Breath Emergencies
  • Deadly Bleeding
  • Wound Management / Treatment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hyperventilation
  • Seizures
  • Aspiration
  • Asthma
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks
  • Stroke

Re-Certifications are available for this course. Re-certifications include re-certification in CPR and are significantly cheaper and shorter than the full course. Emergency First Aid re-certifications cost approximately 60.00 dollars and take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to complete.

Register for CPR Courses

CPR level “C” is the most popular stand alone CPR course offered by the major first aid and CPR providers. This course involves rescuing adult, child and infant victims that are non-breathing. Candidates will also learn to rescue victims of mild foreign obstruction and severe obstructions on conscious and unconscious victims. Course content also includes the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a workplace approved or Lifesaving Society CPR level “C” and AED certificate that is valid for 3 years. Re-certifications are available for this or any other stand-alone CPR course including CPR level’s “A” and “HCP”. Re-certifications start as low as 25.00 dollars.

Register for workplace approved Courses

Health care provider CPR is the highest level of stand alone CPR offered through workplace approved, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. Johns Ambulance. This CPR course incorporates all of the CPR taught in the lower levels of CPR including CPR “A”, “B” and “C”. Candidates will learn to use a AED and understand how to do CPR with a bag valve mask and with trained back up. This CPR involves pulse checks and respiration only CPR. Re-certifications are available for this course. CPR HCP re-certs are significantly cheaper and significantly shorter than full courses. For more information on CPR level “HCP” select the title to the paragraph to be directed to our CPR HCP website.

Register for First Aid Courses

First Aid courses are offered through several major providers including workplace approved and Lifesaving Society. The standards for CPR are set by the International Liasion Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). First Aid courses include: Standard first aid and CPR, emergency first aid and CPR, childcare first aid and CPR and workplace emergency first aid (OFA 1 equivalent). Every first aid course offered through workplace approved and Lifesaving Society includes CPR and AED training. At some locations candidates can select the level of CPR to go along with the first aid training. Re-certifications are available for the majority of the first aid courses previously mentioned. Re-cert courses are shorter and cheaper than original courses.

Register for Childcare First Aid Course

Childcare first aid courses are offered exclusively through St Mark James. Emergency childcare first aid is a 8 hour course that includes CPR level “B” and AED training. Standard childcare first aid is a 16 hour course that includes CPR level “B” and AED training. Candidates can not opt for any other level of CPR when taking a childcare first aid course. Re-certifications are not available for either childcare first aid course. Candidates must re-take the course to maintain certification. Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a workplace approved Childcare first aid and CPR “B” and AED certificate that is valid for 3 years. The Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and St. Johns Ambulance do not have a equivalent course to workplace approved childcare first aid program.

Register for CPR and First Aid Training

St Mark James and Lifesaving Society couple all of their first aid courses with CPR training. At most of our training locations candidates have the option to select a CPR level to be taken alongside the first aid training. Emergency first aid training typically includes CPR level “A”. Standard first aid training typically includes CPR level “C”.  Childcare first aid training must be taken with CPR level “B”. For more information on combined first aid and CPR courses select the the title to this paragraph or visit www.cprfirstaid.ca . Learn to save a life by taking a first aid and CPR course. Re-certification courses are also available at this website.

Register for a First Aid Course in Surrey, British Columbia

Training locations for workplace approved first aid and CPR courses and re-certifications can be found throughout Surrey, B.C. Courses are offered at the cheapest prices in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Courses and re-certifications include standard and emergency first aid. A full list of stand alone CPR courses are also available in Surrey. Locations within Surrey include the Whalley and Newton districts. For more information and registration options please visit www.vancouverfirstaid.ca . Vancouver First Aid Ltd is proud to be the largest provider of workplace approved courses in British Columbia.

 

Hello First Aid and CPR world!

September 29th, 2011 | Posted by vanfirstaid in First Aid and CPR - (Comments Off on Hello First Aid and CPR world!)

This is the first post produced by standard first aid courses (click here to view main page). We are going to be the leading provider in all the standard first aid courses offered throughout Canada. We offer the cheapest and most comfortable and convenient workplace approved courses. One of the most popular and extensive courses offered by workplace approved is standard first aid. This first aid course comes standard with CPR training. CPR training can either be CPR level “C” or CPR level “HCP”. At most of our locations candidates can opt for either one of these levels of CPR. To register for a course candidates can select the locations from the side menu bar or from the main menu bar and select the date and time that works for you.

Register for a First Aid and CPR course in Vancouver

Re-certifications are available for this course. Candidates that have previously completed a standard first aid course with a credible provider such as workplace approved, Lifesaving Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. John’s Ambulance are eligible for a re-certification. The course must have been completed within the past 5 years. Renewal courses are significantly cheaper and shorter than the original full course. Re-cert’s also include CPR renewals.

Register for a First Aid and CPR course in Surrey

Upon successful completion of either a re-cert course or a full course candidates will receive a workplace approved or Lifesaving Society first aid, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) certificate that is valid for 3 years. Candidates may be required to re-certify the award sooner based on employer demands.

More information on First Aid Courses

Course curriculum includes an extensive list of first aid scenarios including:

  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (T.I.A)
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke
  • Heat Cramps
  • Hypothermia
  • Poisons
  • Child Birth
  • Aspiration
  • Hyperventilation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Head Trauma
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Seizures

For more information about standard first aid courses read through our blog and throughout our pages. Learn to save the life of a loved one by taking standard first aid. The cost of the course is as low as 130.00 dollars. Course fee includes manual, certification fee and taxes. Re-certificaiton fee’s cost approximately 70.00 dollars. Candidates must bring previous certification card to be eligible for a re-certification. Online CPR or first aid courses are not credible courses and will not be accepted as previous certifications.

Other First Aid courses offered through workplace approved include:

workplace approved Emergency First Aid and CPR “A”

workplace approved Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR “B”

workplace approved Occupational First Aid Courses (WEFA)

For more information or if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. We can be reached via email at [email protected]