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By DK Publishing

Fifth edition

DK's First relief Manual covers each point of first relief, together with what it capability to be a primary aider, the right way to use crucial gear, and coverings for greater than a hundred varied stipulations, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness. transparent step by step images, all shot in-situ to mirror real-life occasions, is featured through the book.

Key Features:

· step by step images all through, to teach the reader precisely what to do in any situation

· Quick-reference emergency first reduction section

· transparent anatomy and body structure sections, to assist the reader comprehend remedy priorities

· each sincerely defined with factors, indicators, and indicators, in addition to motion plans

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42 on or from behind, a specific pattern of injuries can be suspected. The driver’s body will be suddenly propelled one way, but the driver’s head will lag behind briefly before moving. This results in a “whiplashing” movement of the neck (below). The casualty may also have injuries caused by the seatbelt restraint; for example, fracture of the breastbone and possibly bruising of the heart or lungs. There may be injuries to the face due to contact with the steering wheel or an inflated airbag. MECHANISMS OF INJURY FORCES EXERTED ON THE BODY The energy forces exerted during an impact are another important indicator of the type or severity of any injury.

Many cases of drowning involve people who have been swimming in strong currents or very cold water, or who have been swimming or boating after drinking alcohol. There are particular dangers connected with incidents involving swimmers in cold water. The sudden immersion in cold water can result in an overstimulation of nerves, causing the heart to stop (cardiac arrest). 112–13). 100). Inhaled or swallowed water may be absorbed into the circulatory system, causing water overload to the brain, heart, or lungs.

How many casualties are there? What are the potential injuries? ■ Situation What happened? How many people are involved and what ages are they? Are any of them children or elderly? ■ MAKING AN AREA SAFE The conditions that give rise to an incident may still present a danger and must be eliminated if possible. It may be that a simple measure, such as turning off the ignition of a car to reduce the risk of fire, is sufficient. As a last resort, move the casualty to safety. Usually specialist help and equipment is required for this.

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