If someone has just been shot in the chest and you need to help, what do you do?
Then this is the article you need to read, detailing everything you should do in the case of chest wounds.
The author states that firstly, examine the casualty to see if there is an entry and/or exit wound. If there are two wounds (entry, exit), perform the same procedure for both wounds.
If there is an object extending from (impaled in) the wound, do not remove the object.
Even if an airtight dressing has been placed properly, air may still enter the chest cavity without having means to escape. This causes a life-threatening condition called tension pneumothorax.
These first aid tips will assist you to handle this sort of unexpected situation with a bit more confidence and increase the chance of the person’s survival.
You just never know what is going to happen, but you can be prepared for an emergency situation.
This is the guide to help prepare you for an emergency situation.
Topics covered in this article:
- Evaluate the Casualty
- Expose the Wound
- Open the Casualty's Field Dressing Plastic Wrapper
- If you are using military field dressings
- Place the Wrapper Over the Wound
- Apply the Dressing to the Wound.
- Position the Casualty
- Seek Medical Aid