FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE

Occupational accidents requiring first aid emergency does not happen every day,
but when they do, fast and capable care is essential. Here are some tips
to ensure that your plan is first aid to the task.

Imagine this:
 A worker is injured in an accident and the blood spurted from the wound.
 A worker choking on a piece of food and can not breathe.
 Someone made a right cardiac arrest at his workstation.

Would you be prepared to act quickly and competently in a medical workplace
emergency?

You would if they were trained in first aid. Each workspace and each workstation must
have at least some employees (the more the better) who received first aid
training and can respond to medical emergencies in the workplace, such as:

• Bleeding
• Heart attack
• Fractures
• Eye injuries
• Respiratory arrest
• Heat stroke
• No pulse
• Chemical Poisoning
• Choking
• Burns
• Shock

Call for help

The first priority in the event of serious medical emergency work is to call for help. If a results in injury accidents, someone should immediately call an ambulance and
stay on the line with the dispatcher.

Another employee must notify a supervisor. Someone should point to the main
input wait emergency response team and lead them to the victim or
victims. Other employees can give first aid. If one employee is on the scene of a
accident, the first priority is to always seek emergency medical assistance and
first aid.

ASSESSING THE SCENE
Once help is on the way, first aid stakeholders must take a moment to evaluate the scene to ensure it is safe and to be sure they know what type first aid is required. before treatment victims, first aid responders should:
• Assessing the safety of the premises, number of injured and the nature of the
event.
• Assessing the potential toxicity of the environment and a need for respiratory protection.
• Give priority to care when there several wounded.
• Evaluate each victim responsiveness, airway obstruction, respiration and circulation, and control for medical alert tags.
• Perform head to toe logic verification for injuries.
• Give sick or injured workers if necessary to prevent injury.

TREATING THE VICTIM (S)

When the situation has been assessed, stakeholders are willing to treat the victim
or victims. Take prompt action to such serious emergencies may require First Aid at:
• Perform artificial respiration.
• Treat airway obstructions.
• Practicing CPR.
• Use an Automated External defibrillator (AED).
• Direct control bleeding pressure.
• Deal With intoxication.
• Recognize the signs of shock, heart attacks, strokes, or other sudden potentially fatal disease.
• Constantly monitor victims state changes.

First aid training: THAT STRESSED
Stakeholders to prepare first aid action quickly, confidently and effectively you must provide adequate training. Training in the workplace first aid must emphasize a number of key points, including:

• The need for rapid action.
• Treatment of common types occupational injuries and diseases .
• The development of skills hands on through practical exercises.
• Reference materials for use during and after training.
• Strategies for overcoming stress, fear and panic, which can interfere action effective emergency .
• The importance of universal access precautions and required PPE (such gloves and goggles ) toprevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
• The knowledge of hazardous chemicals workplace and first aid inhalation , ingestion, and skin or eyes contact.
• And because it could be long the time intervals between the first relief stakeholders learn and use aid skills , retraining at regular intervals is essential. Recycling emergency threatening the life should take place at least annually, while the recycling of non- severe if response should be” Periodically” .

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