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First Aid: Preparing Your Kit

HEALTH

Created by: Lin Guo, Jenny Kim, and Swathi Rayasam

Come learn the basics of first aid: cuts and burns, allergic reactions, choking, sprains, and more! We will also show how to create a first aid kit.

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Can YOU recognize an emergency?

Not waking up?

Call 911!

Confused? Acting weird? Can’t talk or walk normally?

Call 911!

Stung by a bee?

It depends…

– And now it’s hard to breathe? 

Call 911!

Whenever you’re not sure… 

Call 911!

Choking and Seizures

Push IN and UP!

CHOKING

What to look for: 

  • Coughing
  • Can’t speak
  • Hands holding neck 

CALL 911 if they pass out! 

 

 

SEIZURES 

What to look for:

  • Stiff arms and legs
  • Shaking and jerking
Stay with them until they’re awake and CALL 911 to be safe!

Bleeding and Burns

BLEEDING

  • Call 911 if there is a lot of blood that does not stop with pressure 
  • Press down on the cut with gauze for at least 5 minutes until bleeding stops
  • Put on a band-aid
BURNS
  • Keep under cool water for 10 minutes 

Call 911 if burn is on large area of body or is black/brown/white

 

Broken Bones and Sprains

BROKEN BONES 

Take them to the ER if you think they broke a bone. 

Call 911 if:

  • Unconscious
  • Lots of bleeding
  • You can see the bone
  • Neck or back hurts 
  • While waiting, stop any bleeding and put on a cold pack.

SPRAINS 

If you think they have a sprain and they don’t have a lot of pain, use RICE at home:
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression (wrap with a bandage)
  • Elevation (keep the area raised) 

Allergic Reactions

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Causes? Milk, eggs, peanuts, bug bites, shellfish, etc. 
Symptoms? Rash, stuffy nose, watery eyes 
How to help? Help them sit down and use their epipen if they have one. 
What if they are vomiting, confused, or having trouble breathing? 
  • This is ANAPHYLAXIS – call 911!
 
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