As a pharmacy assistant you must be well versed with the basic medical responses in case of emergency. Learning basic responses to emergencies can help you cope with an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death for them. Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
This care is provided to ensure a balanced lifestyle, to prevent and cure any illness a patient could be suffering from so as to ensure a healthy life. Physical Care This includes the environment and the surroundings guiding the patient. It also involves the physical illness of a patient. Violet had a bad dose of influenza that made her feel tired, look pale, weak and
A handshake at your initial meeting is a good way to establish trust and respect. Make sure the patient has privacy when providing care. Ensure that their basic needs are met, including relieving pain or discomfort. Be a pair of listening ear to your patient. Ensure you understand his/her concerns by reassure with patient what they have just told you.
You have an injury (such as a cut) that does not stop bleeding after you hold pressure on it. These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.).
I believe it is also the nurses responsibility to help this patient work on this area of wellness. In order to avoid any thinking errors, a couple things may have to occur. In order to avoid any bias or close mindedness that may occur there needs to be a thinking of anything is possible. What I mean by this is the nurses and the patient have to believe that the patient can accomplish anything that he may set his mind to. Bias may occur when a nurse may look at his chart and see that he is very weak and assume that means he is incapable of walking.
INTRODUCTION Rescue to me is about helping someone out of a situation that they don’t want to be in. One that is beyond their capabilities. To rescue is to assist an individual in need, to help someone who cannot help themselves. Being able to get a patient to an emergency health care facility is just as important as providing the emergency health care on scene. In emergency medicine combined with rescue we focus on patients in physical danger that could cause injury, further injury and/or death.
This is because the technical aspect involves the giving of diagnosis and it is when missed diagnoses are given that patients are put to harm. The Emergency Department is one which is tasked to give correct and timely diagnoses (Kachalia et al, 2007) and that in the steps taken in the ER such as consultations, admissions and discharge, utmost care should be given so as to avoid malpractice which could lead to lawsuits. Errors in the Emergency Room arise when a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis after misjudgment of symptoms (Tibbles, 2011) and these may be caused by unavailability of timely information, or late access to lab
First Aid means emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained.First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening and help them to safe zone. For the CPR or Cardiopulmonary resuscitationit means the manual application of chest compressions and ventilations to patients in cardiac arrest, done in an effort to maintain viability until advanced help arrives. This procedure is an essential component of basic life support, basic cardiac life support, and advanced cardiac life support.CPR is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in
e.g. moving parts in machinery, toxic chemicals, manual handling tasks, faulty electrical equipments etc. b) Assessing the risk from the hazard : Finding out how significant the risk is. Eg. Will it cause a serious injury, illness or death and how likely is this to occur ?
This is due to a problem with the heart's electrical system. When cardiac arrest occurs, emergency medical care needs to be provided right away. If it is not, the person can quickly die since blood is not being pumped throughout the body. Cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, the blood flow to the heart is interrupted.