Unit 4223-030 Questions And Answers

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Unit 4223-030 Helen Harding Emergency first aid skills Reflective account Preserve/prevent worsening/promote recovery Outcome 1 Access a situation quickly and calmly, protecting yourself and any casualties from danger. If possible wear gloves and apron to help prevent cross-infection. Keep casualty comfortable and reassure casualty. Asses the casualty, provide early treatment. Treat casualties with the most serious conditions first and arrange for appropriate help. Washing hands and wearing latex free disposable gloves covering cuts and grazes on hands with waterproof dressing, wearing a plastic apron if dealing with large quantities of body fluids and wearing plastic glasses to protect eyes. Safe disposal of waste also avoid touching…show more content…
An incident report form should be completed within 24 hours of the event. All sections must be completed- Patient /staff details must be completed e.g. name , ethnic minority date of birth address, job title, gender, division, care group status of person e.g. Inpatient, outpatient day case Employee, volunteer. Details of any other involved/person/ witness Person reporting the incident, location of incident write a description of what happened (facts only). Was this a medication error, Contact the MEMS team on (ext. 6900 if the incident was involved through an equipment/medical device. Was this a physical assault, should security be contacted /police Category of harm/Injury on body part/ would this incident cause absence from work does RIDDOR F2508 apply? Result /risk of accident/potential future risks of recurrence, Low/ Moderate/ Severe/Catastrophic, should any further response/action be taken. The incident form should then be signed, name printed together with job title and date First aid equipment should consist of: Sterile dressing wound dressings, adhesive dressing or plasters, bandages, gauze pads, face shield and pocket mask, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, scissors, pins and clips, saline water forceps and tweezers to remove foreign bodies, plastic bag for waste disposal…show more content…
Opening a casualty’s airway, tilt head and lift chin, position check breathing/look for chest movements, listen for sounds of breathing and feel for breaths on your cheek. Placing an unconscious casualty in the recovery position ( kneeling beside casualty, remove any spectacles and other bulky objects, position of self, safe movement of casualty, correct final position including hand on cheek, upper hip and knee at right angles and head tilted to maintain open airway( Importance – prevent choking maintain open airway. Protecting the casualty whilst having a seizure make space around the casualty, ask bystanders to move out the way, remove dangerous items, such as hot drinks ,sharp objects, try and remember the time the seizure started, protect the head by surrounding with soft padding and loosening tight clothing around the neck, open casualties airway when convulsions have ceased and check breathing, monitoring and recording vital signs, note the duration of the seizure. Outcome

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