1. After Heart attack and Stoke, Peanuts are the third most prominent Killer in the UK.
they can get stuck in the throat and you choke, ( and those eaten from a bar saucer are probably full of germs)
2. For items stuck in the throat - administer
a) 5 back slaps b) 5 abdominal Thrusts at the base of the ribs, holding from behind.
do this up to three times and the 0bstruction should move.
c) If the person becomes unconscious don't worry, they will stop coughing, and begin breathing
3. If you discover a person unconscious . remember D R A B C
a) D- Danger - have they been gassed, electrocuted etc - there may be danger to you (a helper)
tap them with the back of your hand (you will not be electrocuted)to find out if they are conscious
b) R - Response - talk to them, are they replying?
c) A - Airways - Lift chin to move head back and clear airway. Is there an obstruction?
d) B - Breathing? Place hand flat on the stomach to see if it rises and falls.
e) C - Circulation
Having checked the airways for obstructions, the nose is squeezed, and the mouth blown in twice.
Pressure is applied to the heart -( Halfway between the nipples)
Press down firmly 15 times with one hand above the other. (to the timing of Nellie the elephant)
This can be repeated i.e. 2 breaths, 15 presses, until the patient breathes.
So make sure you collapse in front of a local Trained WI Member!!!
If you want to join in such a class, contact us and we can put you in touch with Frank.