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Spinal Injuries And How To Respond To Them

The Emergency You stumble upon an individual on the ground and there is a ladder that has fallen nearby. [caption id="attachment_1176" align="alignright" width="300"] You come across a casualty that could have a spinal injury. Would you know what to do?[/caption] What To Do? Check the Scene and the Casualty As a first aider, what can you do to help this person?  The first and most important thing to do is t ...

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Burns – First aid care

One way to differentiate a minor burn from a serious burn is to determine initially the extent of damage to the body tissues. Burns are classified as first-degree, second-degree and third-degree. First-degree burns This is a least serious burn in which only the outer layer of the skin is burned. A first-degree burn is distinguished by reddish skin while swelling and pain is often present. You can treat a fi ...

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