Mouth Wounds First Aid

mouth wounds

The soft tissue of the mouth contains a lot of blood vessels so even a small puncture wound or cut to the lips, mucosa, tongue or gums can result in a lot of bleeding, but generally bleeding in the mouth only lasts for a short time.

 

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Free First Aid Posters

free first aid posters

Knowing what to do in an emergency and utilizing Good first aid saves lives. It is a simple skill with a very large impact. Everyone should have at least a basic first aid knowledge and for those who may need a little help remembering grab these posters

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Concussion

what is a concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a knock to the head, often seen in some contact sports, motor vehicle accidents and fights; but concussions may also be caused by something as simple as a fall, or hitting your head in the playground.

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Burns – Chemical Burns Treatment

chemical burn treatment

Remove the chemical by removing the affected clothing

Remove all jewelry as liquids can be trapped under rings and watches (Do not remove anything that is embedded in the burn)

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Leg Fracture

broken femur

Some fractures are very obvious, especially those involving deformity, but other are very difficult to diagnose without an ex-ray.

In some of the smaller breaks it can be very difficult to distinguish

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Knee Cap Dislocation

knee subluxation

The patella sits in the patellofemoral groove on the front of the knee joint and glides within this groove when you bend or straighten the leg. A blow to the knee or sudden changes in direction can force the patella out of this groove

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Signs Your Bandage is Too Tight

compression bandage

Bandaging is a very simple first aid technique which can be life saving when done correctly, but it is a common mistake to bandage too tightly affecting the blood circulation to the injured area.

 

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Cold Treatment

cold tretment

Used as soon as possible after an injury such as a sprain or strain Ice (cold) is excellent for relieving pain, reducing swelling and promoting faster healing. Put it in an esky and take it with you to your next event

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First Aid – A Quick History

modern first aid

First Aid has been around as long as humans have been at war. From ancient hieroglyphics we know that the Egyptians not only used bandages in the mummification process but used them to dress battle wounds also.

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