Workplace Safety: How to Administer Basic First Aid

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Being a competitive outsourcing company goes beyond having an efficient work environment. It necessitates that aside from a great set of facilities, equipment, connectivity and location, we also highly value the importance of workplace safety. Wint and Kidd recently conducted an in-house training for administering basic first aid for an array of medical emergencies. These situations can happen in the workplace and at home so read on and be prepared!

Wint and Kidd basic first aid part 1

 

 

Four basic rules

 

  • Assess the scene
    • Evaluate the scene
    • Assess safety
    • Prioritize care
    • Check for medical alert tags
    • Do head-to-toe check
    • Move only if necessary

 

  • No Breathing

Administer CPR:

  • Lay the person on his or her back
  • Give chest compressions
  • Tilt head slightly
  • Breathe into the person’s mouth
  • Continue until EMS personnel arrive

 

          Airway Control:

  • Chin Lift Maneuver.
  • Jaw thrust maneuver.
  • Manual clearing of mouth & throat.

 

  • Bleeding
    • Stop the flow of blood
    • Wear gloves
    • Cover the wound
    • Apply pressure
    • If a body part has been amputated, put it on ice

 WK Basic first aid part 2

 

  • Shock
    • Lay the victim down
    • Cover
    • Raise feet

 

  • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Give the victim medication
    • Call for help ASAP
    • Start CPR if necessary

 

  • Heart Attack
    • Call 911
    • Make victim comfortable
    • Loosen tight clothing
    • Check for medication
    • Keep victim still
    • Don’t give stimulants

 

  • Choking
    • Ask a person to speak or cough
    • Deliver 5 back blows
    • Perform abdominal thrusts
    • Repeat sequence of back blows and abdominal thrusts

 

  • If Abdominal Thrusts Don’t Work
    • Call 911
    • Finger sweep
    • Abdominal thrusts
    • Check ABCs
    • Perform CPR if not breathing

 

  • Electrical Shock
    1. Don’t touch!
    2. Turn power off
    3. Call 911
    4. Remove person from live wire
    5. Check for breathing

 

  • Eye Injuries
    • Splashes
    • Particles in eye
    • Blow to eye
    • Cuts near eye
    • Penetrating objects

 

  • Burns
    • First-degree burns—Reddened, painful skin
    • Second-degree burns—Blistering
    • Third-degree burns—Charring, deep tissue damage

 

  • Exposure to Hazardous Materials
    • Eyes
    • Skin
    • Inhalation
    • Ingestion

 

  • Broken Bones
    • Look
    • Ask
    • Treat for shock

 

  • Heat Exhaustion
    • Move to cool place
    • Lay victim down
    • Elevate feet
    • Loosen clothing
    • Give fluids
    • Apply cool compresses

Wint and Kidd Basic First Aid - Outsourcing Company Workplace Safety

  • Heatstroke
    • Immediately call 911
    • Cool the person down
    • Monitor

 

  • Fainting
    • Check for breathing
    • Administer CPR if necessary
    • Call 911 if more than a few minutes
    • If conscious, lay the victim down with feet elevated

 

  • Epileptic Seizures
    • Remove victim from hazards
    • Check for breathing
    • Nothing in the mouth
    • Keep comfortable
    • Call 911 if medical assistance is needed