A two-year-old bleeding heavily from a severe head wound was refused emergency first aid at an NHS urgent care centre a€“ even though he suffered the injury in the waiting room.Apo Bakan tripped and banged his head on a chair, leaving a gash on his forehead that exposed his skull. The Primary Care Foundation report, written by GPs, NHS managers and consultants, examined 15 undisclosed UCCs across England. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
When conducting life saving first aid, a first aider (someone who administers first aid in an emergency situation) and victim come into close contact with each other. These viruses and bacteria can be distributed through the air via coughing or sneezing (airborne pathogens) or the blood (bloodborne pathogens). Many diseases can be spread through the air as easily as an afflicted person coughing or sneezing around another person who then inhales an infection. Whenever possible, use a face mask or shield that is designed to prevent the transmission of disease when providing CPR. Gloves are important to wear whenever one may come into contact with tissue or any bodily fluids such as blood, spit, urine.
HIV causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Hepatitis B is a viral illness of the liver that can cause severe liver damage or liver cancer. There are 3 common forms of hepatitis – Type A, Type B, Type C, depending on the type of virus causing the disease. Includes how to contact emergency medical services, rescue breathing, how to treat choking and minor injuries. Emergency First Aid is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Learn how to manage an emergency scene, recognize signs and symptoms including risk factors associated with heart disease and how to prevent them. Ask for details, we offer CPR, AED and First Aid courses for individuals, family, businesses and groups! Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not. The information contained in Anatomy Atlases is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician.
Severe vomiting and diarrhea can be very serious, particularly in children and the elderly, who are more vulnerable to the accompanying risk of dehydration.
Check the person’s recent history for clues as to the cause and to rule out underlying injury such as a serious blow to the head. Provide bland fluids (except milk) to drink slowly—it is important to keep fluid levels up.
Per 2 pints of water or diluted orange juiceThis drink should be taken in short sips as needed. What is shaken baby syndrome?Shaken baby syndrome is the term that is used to describe a form of child abuse caused by vigorously shaking an infant, often in anger, to get a child to stop crying or whining. Ein erster Herpes genitalis verursacht heftige Schmerzen mit Blaschen, Grippesymptomen und Schwellung von Leistenlymphknoten und dauert etwa 3 Wochen, wahrend Ruckfalle schwacher sind und 7 – 10 Tage Beschwerden verursachen. Durch eine HSV – Infektion bildet der Mensch im Blut Antikorper (dadurch sind die Ruckfalle weniger schlimm). Wenn ein Neugeborenes unter der Geburt oder danach durch HSV infiziert worden ist, kann es wegen seiner noch schwachen Abwehrkrafte eine todliche Herpesinfektion (Herpes neonatorum) erleiden oder durch eine Hirnentzundung schwerst geschadigt werden. Antikorper im Blut einer werdenden Mutter, die die Plazenta zum Kind hin passieren konnen, geben dem Neugeborenen weitgehend, aber nicht komplett, Schutz vor dieser Infektion. Schwangere, die noch nie Herpes labialis oder genitalis gehabt haben und ohne Antikorper sind, laufen deshalb Gefahr, z.


Initial treatment for decompression illness (DCI) or arterial gas embolism (AGE) is the same for either condition.
All treatment tables are prescribed by a doctor after a thorough assessment of the diver’s condition.
The treatment tables have been designed by diving doctors and organisations after extensive testing and research over many years. Always remember, you’re better safe than sorry – As the symptoms for DCI are so diverse, any symptom that cannot be readily explained after diving or other hyperbaric exposure should be assumed to be DCI until proven otherwise.
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DES-UK runs an extensive program of Courses, Events and Educational Dry Diving sessions tailor-made for the diving community. There is always a potential risk of spreading an infection and this has deterred some people, potential Good Samaritans, from participating in emergency treatment.
Regardless of whether you are wearing them or not, wash hands with soap and running water immediately after any contact with a casualty.
There is currently no cure for HIV or vaccine to prevent an individual from contracting it.
There are some people who have the virus do not display any symptoms and are still considered contagious.
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There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
The loss of circulating body fluid can lead to life-threatening shock if it not replaced.
Vomiting alone can also accompany some medical conditions such as concussion and compression and other injuries. It usually occurs in children less than 1 year of age, and the violent shaking often results in severe and permanent brain injury, spinal-cord injuries, bleeding in the eyes (retinal hemorrhages), and even death.How common is shaken baby syndrome?There are no accurate statistics, but experts estimate the incidence to be between 1,000 to 1,500 infants per year. HSV 1 ist weniger aggressiv und verursacht meistens den im Gesichtsbereich auftretenden Herpes labialis („Fieberblaschen“ und andere Bezeichnungen, siehe Foto), HSV 2 verursacht meist den an den Schamlippen, am Penis etc.
Schleimhautlasionen ein, verursacht schmerzhafte Blaschen und wandert bei Abheilung in den zugehorigen Nerven zu einem Nervenknoten (Ganglion), wo es lebenslang verbleibt und bei immunologischen Schwachen (Fieber, Grippe, auch im Einzelfall Sonneneinstrahlung oder Menstruation) neue, aber abgeschwachte Symptome an gleicher Stelle verursacht. Doch oft werden (leider) auch Viren an der Stelle der fruheren Infektion ausgeschieden, ohne dass Symptome bemerkt werden. Only give if the casualty is able to take them unaided and ideally the fluid should be isotonic.
This simply means that they are placed into a chamber  and it is pressurised with air to a preset pressure equivalent to a sea depth of either 30m or 18m.
This assessment will usually include taking a detailed history of the diver and the dives made which may include looking at data from dive computers and log books. The most common tables are designed by the US Navy and the US Air force, the Royal Navy and private organisations such as COMEX. If you suspect that you, or anyone diving with you, has DCI or the Bends, call Divers Emergency Service (details on this page).
Staffed by experienced diving doctors and supervisors, we can discuss symptoms and put you through to your nearest appropriate chamber for NHS funded treatment where necessary. The risk of catching a serious infection is relatively minor but unfortunately that small chance causes hesitation, which can lead to worsening health for the casualty or even death. A First Aider should always use safety measures called Universal Precautions to diminish the chances of transmission. First responders such as health care workers, police officers, fire fighters are at a high risk for contacting this disease.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the almost 2,000 children who die from abuse or neglect each year, shaken baby syndrome accounts for 10%-12% of them. The diver then breathes pure oxygen by a mask or sealed hood tent (much like a clear plastic helmet)  for set periods of time separated by ‘airbreaks’ of between 5 and 15 minutes.  These treatments are known as treatment tables (as they follow set medical diving tables). There will also be a neurological assessment where the doctor will ask the diver to perform a series of simple tests such as balance and coordination tests and tests to check strength and sensation. Accident treatment and medical service for professional, technical and recreational scuba divers is also available.
For safety’s sake, it is important for a Good Samaritan to know the types of diseases they can potentially be exposed to when helping another out of a life threatening situation. Used by those in the health and emergency care professions, universal precautions are put into practice with the safety of the caregiver and casualty in mind. Most commonly, the victim of shaken baby syndrome is between 3 and 8 months old; however, it has been reported in newborns and in children up to 4 years of age. Wenn die Schwangere um den Geburtstermin herum solch eine Herpes genitalis – Infektion bekommt, muss deshalb ein Kaiserschnitt durchgefuhrt werden, damit das Kind bei der normalen Geburt nicht gefahrdet wird.
These tables are usually between about 5 and 2 hours, however they may be longer dependent on the severity of the DCI. The tests will include very routine checks of heart rate breathing rate and possibly an in-depth Electro cardio gram (ECG) or xray.
In addition, 25% of all children diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome die from their injuries.What causes shaken baby syndrome?Infants have very weak neck muscles and large and heavy heads in proportion to their bodies. In severe cases of DCI the diver may breathe a mixture of oxygen and helium (known as heliox) or Oxygen and Nitrogen (known as Nitrox). There is still no specific test that can diagnose DCI such as a blood test or a Doppler test (a blood test may be carried out to check for other potential problems).
In addition, because the infant brain is immature and needs room to grow, there is naturally a virtual space between the skull and brain to allow for development. Violently shaking an infant can cause the brain to move within the skull, resulting in cerebral contusions (bruising of brain tissue) and shearing (tearing) of blood vessels. Most commonly, the injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome include bleeding around the brain (subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhages), bleeding in the eyes (retinal hemorrhages), and spinal cord or neck injuries. Often infants will also have evidence of other non-accidental injuries, including unexplained bruises, rib fractures, or extremity fractures.What are the symptoms and signs of shaken baby syndrome?The injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome may not be immediately noticeable. These symptoms are caused by the developing increased pressure within the brain (intracranial pressure) caused by brain hemorrhages and swelling.
These infants often develop additional symptoms, such as lethargy, breathing difficulties, and seizures.What are the treatments for shaken baby syndrome?Infants with injuries of shaken baby syndrome require emergency care, including respiratory support and surgery.
Often these infants require draining of the blood around the brain to decrease the ongoing brain injuries associated with brain swelling.
Additional treatments may be required as well, including obtaining ophthalmologic and neurological evaluations.What is the prognosis for shaken baby syndrome?Infants who have suffered injuries as a result of this type of child abuse have a poor prognosis. Of those infants who survive, many will have permanent brain damage, retinal injuries, and blindness as well as and neck and spinal injuries.
Unfortunately, the damage to the nervous system is too frequently permanent.Can shaken baby syndrome be caused accidentally?Shaken baby syndrome is almost always a result of child abuse, often perpetrated by a parent or caregiver who shakes an infant angrily in response to persistent crying.
In very rare cases, the injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome may be caused by accidental actions, such as jogging with a newborn baby in a backpack. Even in those rare accidental cases, the injuries are rarely as severe as those cases associated with non-accidental trauma from shaken baby syndrome.



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