Awesome First Aid Tips You Need To Know…
- Direct pressure stops bleeding:Serious bleeding from a major blood vessel is a life-threatening emergency. The best way to stop severe bleeding to apply firm, direct pressure directly over the bleeding wound.
- Nosebleeds – forwards not back!:The best way to stop a nosebleed is to pinch the soft part of the nose for a minimum of 10 minutes and learn forwards not back!
- Water for burns :Cooling a burn quickly is vital to prevent further damage to tissue. The best way to cool a burn is running water! Putting anything else on a burn (such as butter, toothpaste etc.) will not be as effective in removing heat and stopping the burning process.
- Chest compressions rule:The most important component of CPR is high quality chest compressions. If you are unable or unwilling to do rescue breathing (“the kiss of life”) then don’t! Instead to continuous chest compressions until further medical help arrives.