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To treat a mild burn, you should:
Using ice to cool a burn can damage the skin, and wrapping a burn can cause infection. Instead, treat a burn by holding the affected area under cold, running water.
To stop a nosebleed, you should:
To stop a nosebleed, sit upright and apply pressure by pinching the bridge of your nose. Avoid tipping your head back– it will only increase the flow of blood to your nose.
Wheres the better place to check for a pulse?
Both the wrist (radial artery) and neck (carotid artery) can be used to measure heart rate.
If someone is having a seizure, you should:
Make sure there isnt stuff around that could hurt him if he were to hit it. Call 911 and let the seizure run its course.
Chest and arm pain, dizziness and nausea are symptoms of what medical condition?
Warning signs of a heart attack include chest and arm pain, dizziness and nausea.
If someone suffers a head injury, you should NOT:
Moving a victim can worsen damage to the head or neck as well as potentially cause permanent paralysis. Unless there is extreme danger in his present location, him where he is and call 911.
The Heimlich maneuver is a method of what?
Invented by Henry Heimlich, M.D., in 1974, this is how the procedure works: The rescuer wraps his arms around the victims waist, grabs his fist below the victims ribcage and thrusts upwards until the object is expelled.
Which of these are symptoms of shock?
Symptoms of shock include fainting, irregular breathing, increased heart rate, chills, extreme thirst, and cold or clammy skin. To treat shock, keep the person warm, and provide only small amounts of water.
To treat frostbite, you should:
Treat frostbite by soaking the affected area in warm, not hot, water. Then wrap the frostbitten area in cloth to keep blood flowing properly.
BONUS ROUND: Test your medical lingo by choosing the best definition for the term.Contusion:
Contusion is the medical term used to describe a bruise.
Laceration is the medical term for a cut.
Arrhythmia refers to an irregular heart beat.
Breaks in bones are often called fractures.
Epistaxis is the medical term for nosebleed.