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How to handle Domestic, School and Road Accidents.
Many at times, we may have been involved in one accidents or the other which we may not know what right name to call it when it happens and how to handle the situation as well and right in this article, i shall be revealing to us some of those accidents and the better/best ways of handling them when they do happen to us or anyone we know or some persons around the vicinity where we find ourselves.
These are injuries that occur where we live in our various homes.
So many accidents that occur at home may be due to negligence or carelessness and it can occur in the home in such areas such as the; kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, toilets, inside the compound and et cetera, while those of the accidents that may occur in these areas at homes can be; cuts, burns, poisoning, drowning, bites, fracture, fall, sprain, electrocution, choking, bruises, and et cetera.
For a proper understanding and care, i will take a few of the above mentioned kinds of accidents that may occur at home namely:
These are damages that are caused to the skin or body by hot liquid, electricity, sunlight, harsh chemicals, heat, acid, et cetera, these ones are for the burns, whereas, Scald injuries are caused by hot liquids, building fires, flammable gases, et cetera and they can be treated using the following first aid steps:
By placing the affected part under cold running water for some minutes.
By not breaking the blisters if any.
By applying moisturizers in order to relieve pains.
By taking a pain reliever.
Note: blisters in the second listed point means boils or some round swollen part on your skin resulting from the burns from hot water or chemicals.
This is an injury caused by the shock from an electricity when a person's body comes in a direct contact with an electric source.
Our bodies as humans are conductors of both heat and electricity due to the electric current that passes right inside our body systems and as such, could be electrocuted when our bodies comes in a direct contact with it.
It vcan be treated using the following first aid steps:
By turning off the source of the electricity or moving it awayv from the victim as fast as possible.
By inspecting to know whether the victim is still breathing.
By preventing the victim to be chilled that is, having a cold body where the blood would have congealed as a result of non flow of it to other parts of the body that can keep a person alive.
By pouring plenty milk in the mouth of the victim to drink.
The most common and scientifically proven are the chemical and food poisoning.
Food poisoning occurs when people eat food that are contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites or even when people eat toxxic food such as poisonous mushrooms, fishes and some vegetables as well.
The first aid needed for the treatment of a person suffering from either chemical or food poisoning is to allow the victim drink plenty of water in order to keep the victim's body hydrated and then call for medical help.
These are injuries that happen or occur in the school. These accidents may happen in the class room, the school's playground, the school's toilet facilities, the school's laboratories, hostels and et cetera.
The common types of school accidents include the following:
Falls as a result of play or a bad seats or chairs that could result in a sprain, cut, strain and et cetera.
Burns resulting from concentrated acid or base acid, hot water and many more.
Fainting resulting from overcrowding and poor ventilation.
Bruises resulting from fighting and bullying amongst students against their fellows.
These are the kinds of accidents that occur on the road when a moving car collides with another moving car, a pedsetrian, and a stationary object/vehicle, et cetera.
Road accidents are caused by negligence, over-speeding by some reckless drivers, mechanical faults, bad roads, inexperience in driving, health issues, drowsiness, eye defect, drug abuse, alcohol consumption, careless overtaking of other vehicles and many more.
These accidents can be treated using the following first aid ways:
By assessing the accident victim So as to know the degree of injuries sustained.
Attending to the most quiet of the accident victims because they are the most injured persons or victims.
Applying the ABC of first aid first to the victims.
Never you feed the accident victim through the mouth with water or food to avoid shocking.
By calling the medical helpline - 999
And finally, never ever forget to relate the issue and the condition of the victim when help arrives after calling 999 to the doctor ok.