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Known first-aid techniques that 90% of people do wrong

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First aid is the urgent implementation of medical and preventive measures necessary in case of accidents and sudden illnesses, measures of urgent help to the wounded or sick people, undertaken before the arrival of the health worker or before the patient is placed in a medical institution.

Knowing the main actions when providing first aid to the victim is vitally important. It is also important that every action always has an opposition, because of which a person's life can be even more dangerous and you will be to blame for this. We in Shram.kiev.ua collected and described the main mistakes that people make when providing first aid.

Rinsing of wounds with hydrogen peroxide, treatment with iodine and medical alcohol can be dangerous

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What's wrong: hydrogen peroxide destroys the cells of connective tissue, and the wound heals longer. Iodine, zelenka and alcohol burn healthy cells, can cause pain and shock when burned on the wound.

As necessary: rinse the wound with clean drinking or boiled water, apply a healing ointment with an antibiotic. Plaster and bandage should not be applied unnecessarily, otherwise the wound will wet and last longer.

Source: prevention.com

Indirect cardiac massage leads to fracture of the ribs and lung damage

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What's wrong: when performing an indirect heart massage, they easily break the ribs to the victim, and broken bones can seriously damage the lungs and heart.

As it is necessary: to carry out an indirect massage of the heart follows, only after making sure that there is no pulse, a person does not breathe and there is no doctor nearby. While one person calls an ambulance, the second performs compression. The correct rhythm is 100 compressions per minute (in the rhythm of the song Staying Alive band BeeGees). Indirect heart massage for young children is done with the fingers in a different rhythm. Artificial respiration is performed when the heart starts. Another option: 30 compressions and 2 breaths, then again 30 compressions and 2 breaths.

Source: firstaidreference.com, mayoclinic.org

Paracetamol may cause liver problems

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What's wrong: paracetamol consists of acetaminophen. It relieves pain, temperature and soothes inflammation, is a part of popular medicines. Exceeding the dosage leads to the failure of the liver, kidneys.

How to: carefully consider the dosage. For adults, the maximum single dose is 1 g, the maximum daily dose is 4 g. Acetaminophen is contained in various drugs (mainly those that relieve the symptoms of a cold and headache), and as a result of the combination it is possible to easily exceed the maximum permissible dose that causes poisoning.

Source: prevention.com, medicinarf.ru

When bleeding from the nose, you can not throw your head back and lie down on your back

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What's wrong: if you throw your head back over nose bleeding or lie on your back, blood pressure in your head rises. Determine the nature and danger of bleeding is impossible, blood can get into the lungs, cause vomiting.

How to: keep your head straight to accelerate the pressure drop. Apply something cold to the nose. With the help of the forefinger and thumb, close each nostril alternately for 15 minutes each, breathing through the mouth. If the bleeding continues, repeat the action. Call an ambulance if the blood continues to go, despite the effort, or if the bleeding is caused by an injury.

Source: webmd.com, prevention.com

When an accident, a person does not need to get out of the car, shift to a more comfortable position

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What's wrong: most often death after an accident occurs due to a trauma to the neck and spine. A minor movement to help the victim lie more conveniently, is capable of killing him or making him disabled for life.

As it should be: if a person is injured and there is reason to fear that the head, neck or spine is damaged (for example, he does not feel limbs, but there is no blood loss), then you need to call an ambulance and monitor the breathing of the victim right up to the arrival of doctors.

Source: prevention.com, redcross.org

If you are seriously poisoned, you should not drink medicines that cause vomiting

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What's wrong: medications to induce vomiting can lead to a burn of the esophagus and lead to poisoned vomit masses entering the lungs.

As necessary: when suspected of poisoning, you need to call an ambulance, describe the symptoms and possible source of poisoning, record the actions recommended by the doctor. Do not yourself assess the degree of danger and seek advice on the Internet - an overdose of vitamins or alcohol poisoning can be no less dangerous than a gulp of a glass of gasoline. Without the help of a doctor, death can occur within an hour.

Source: mayoclinic.org, redcross.org

Using a harness to stop bleeding leads to amputation of the limbs

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What's wrong: wrong or unnecessary attachment of the tourniquet can bring to the squeezing of the limbs. The tourniquet does not stop bleeding, but deprives the limb of blood circulation, which leads to tissue necrosis

As necessary: with a large amount of sterile gauze or clean tissue, put a bandage on the wound and hold it with force. This is enough, while the ambulance rides. An exception is a heavy bleeding, in which the risk of dying is higher than the risk of limb amputation.

Source: realfirstaid.co.uk

Do not put a spoon in your mouth or take out the tongue to the person who started the fit

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What's wrong: during a seizure, a person can swallow or suffocate because of an object that is placed to protect the language.

As necessary: during an attack a person can jerk sharply and even turn blue. But the attacks end on their own, and the body is not capable of causing serious harm. The most important thing is to call a doctor, take care that a person does not get hurt about something, and watch to make it comfortable for him to breathe. It is physically impossible to swallow the tongue, and it is not dangerous to bite. After an attack, you should put the person on his side.

Source: epilepsy.com

When you bite a snake, poisonous insects and arthropods categorically you can not suck the poison

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What's wrong: the poison, mixed with saliva, will fall into the mouth, creating another lesion. This will speed up the poisoning of the body, can bring to the swelling of the lungs and cardiac arrest.

As necessary: if the bite falls on the limb, take a horizontal position, in which the place of the bite will be lower than the heart. Call an ambulance, describe in detail the source of poisoning and drink plenty of fluids.

Source: healthline.com

Important: Do not take the patient to the first hospital or nearest hospital

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What's wrong: take the sick or injured to the nearest hospital.

How to: call an ambulance, describe the situation on the phone, so that the dispatcher on the basis of this said, what is the nearest medical institution you need to take the patient. Not everywhere there are the right drugs, specialists and equipment, and new transportation can be too dangerous for a person.

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