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What to do in case of a heart attack?

What to do in case of asthma attack?

What to do in case of a physical assault?

What to do in case of choking by swallowing?

What to do in case of burns?

What to do if someone catches fire?

What to do in case of an electric shock?

How to administer CardioPulmonary Resuscitation?

What to do in case of a heart attack?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • Cough repeatedly & vigorously
  • Take a deep breath before each cough, which should be kept deep &
    prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest
  • Keep a nitroglycerine tablet under the tongue
  • Every cough & breath must be repeated every two seconds
    continuously, until the heart starts beating normally again

What to do in case of asthma attack?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • Make the patient sit upright. Be calm & reassuring
  • Make him inhale 2-4 puffs from the inhaler (Ventolin or Asthalin)
  • Wait for 3-4 minutes. If there is no improvement give another 2-4 puffs

What to do in case of a physical assault?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • Be willing to act & don't show that you are afraid - Shout, Resist, Fight.
  • Use things around you as weapons e.g. bottle, kitchen utensils, stone,
    sand, brick, etc…
  • Stick your fingers in his eyes and/or kick his groin with your knees

What to do in case of choking by swallowing?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • If the victim can cough, just reassure & observe, if not then get behind him
  • Put your arms round the waist of the person from behind. Place your
    fist against the victim's abdomen, little above the navel
  • Hold lightly & lean him slightly forward
  • Grasp your fist with the other hand & press it to the victim's abdomen,
    using 4 quick upward thrusts. In case of an infant, turn him upside down

What to do in case of burns?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • Gently pour water over the burns. Place the cleanest available cloth
    material such as sterile gauge, clean sheets or a T-shirt over all the burnt
    areas & again gently pour water over, keeping the material wet
  • Remove smoldering cloth, only if it is NOT stuck to the skin
  • Carefully remove clothing or jewellery that may constrict during swelling
  • Make the patient lie down. Make sure his head & chest are a little
    lower than the rest of his body. Raise his legs if possible

What to do if someone
catches fire?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell
    phone or your land line
  • Don't let him run
  • Cover him with a blanket
  • Drop him on the floor & roll him

What to do in case of an electric
shock?

  • Switch off the main/all switches
  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your
    land line
  • Push the victim away with a wooden substance like a
    rolling pin, bat, stick, etc…
  • Monitor the victim's breath & control his bleeding, if any.
    If he is not responding, perform artificial breathing
  • Ensure that the victim's body temperature is not in the
    extremes
    i.e. too low or high

How to administer CardioPulmonary
Resuscitation?

  • Dial 1252/9821531252 from your cell phone or your land line
  • BLOW - Let the patient lie down on his back. Pinch nose & cover
    the mouth with yours & blow until you see the chest rise
  • PUMP - Place both your palms on the patient's chest
    between nipples & interlock fingers. Begin
    compressions. Push the chest down two inches, 15 times