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  • 1. FIRST AIDER http://disaster-risk-management.blogspot.com
  • 2. First aid in disasters
    • Disasters are sudden, catastrophic events that disturb patterns of life in which there is possible loss of life and property in addition to multiple injuries.
    • The common elements of any disaster are casualties, homeless person disturbance of sanitary facility, some degree of panic and need for emergency medical services.
  • 3. FIRST AIDER
    • First-aiders’ main duties are to give immediate help to casualties with common injuries and those arising from specific hazards at school, and, when necessary, to ensure that an ambulance or other professional medical help is called.
    • Reliability and communication skills
    • Aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
    • Ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures
    • Normal duties: a first-aider must be able to leave their usual post and go immediately to an emergency
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  • 4. ROLE OF EMERGENCY FIRST AIDER
    • If you are the first on the scene of accident that results in an injury or serious illness, you may be the only link between a victim and emergency medical care.
    • Your role is to take action , whether by providing first aid, seeking medical help.
    • Your actions may improve the victims chance of recovery.
  • 5.
    • Do’s
    • Before handling the casualty use:
      • Mask
      • Gloves
      • Head cover
      • Apron
    • Don'ts
    • First Aider can never:
    • Prescribe medicine
    • Declare death
    DO’s & DON’Ts First Aider is neither a Doctor nor a Nurse http://disaster-risk-management.blogspot.com
  • 6. Responsibilities of First Aider in Disaster
    • To assess a situation quickly & safely, & call for appropriate help.
    • To identify the level of injury or the nature of the illness affecting the casualty/victim.
    • To give early and appropriate treatment in a sensible order of priority to utilize things that are available in hand.
    • To arrange for the safe removal of the casualty.
    • To remain with the casualty and reassess time to time until handing it over to the care of a medical person.
    • To make & pass on a report and give further help if required.
  • 7. Community Emergencies
    • Fire explosion: It is the commonest disaster seen in the community.
    • Flood/Cyclone : This disaster is commonly seen during the rainy season and the people loving near seas side or low lying areas.
    • Earthquakes : It occurs without prior significance.
    • Famine : Famine is the disaster caused by the nature.
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  • 8. For more topics: Please visit: http://disaster-risk-management.blogspot.com Thank you for your time

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