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First Aid Tips

Magen David Adom UK provides free First Aid training to the UK Jewish community.

Magen David Adom UK wants you to feel confident and willing to give first aid. Everyday First Aid makes it easy to learn the skills you’ll need to help in an emergency.

Choose a First Aid tip from the list below to learn some basic first aid skills:

Key skill: Help them take their medication

1. Help the person sit in a comfortable position and take their medication.
2. Reassure the person. If the attack becomes severe, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

Key skill: Give them something sweet to drink or eat

1. Give them something sweet to eat or a non-diet drink.
2. Reassure the person. If there is no improvement, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

Key skill: Make them safe and prevent injury

1. Do not restrain them but use a blanket or clothing to protect their head from injury.
2. Call 999 if necessary.
3. After the seizure, help the person rest on their side with their head tilted back.

Key skill: Carry out the FAST test

1. Think FAST. Face: is there weakness on one side of the face? Arms: can they raise both arms?
Speech: is their speech easily understood? Time: to call 999.
2. Immediately call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

Key skill: Ensure they are sitting and call 999 immediately

1. The person may have persistent, vice-like chest pain, which may spread to their arms,
neck, jaw, back or stomach.
2. Call 999 immediately or ask someone else to call for you.
3. Make sure they are in a position that is comfortable for them (e.g. sit them on the floor,
leaning against a wall or chair).
4. Give them constant reassurance while waiting for the ambulance.

Key skill: Immobilise the affected part

1. Encourage the person to support the injury with their hand, or use a cushion or items
of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.
2. As soon as possible, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.
3. Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.

Key skill: Cool the affected area

1. Cool the burn under cold running water for at least ten minutes.
2. Loosely cover the burn with cling film or a clean plastic bag.
3. If necessary, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

Key skill: Put pressure on the wound

1. Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood.
2. As soon as possible, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.
3. Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.

Key skill: Place the person on their side and tilt their head back

1. Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
2. Move them onto their side and tilt their head back.
3. As soon as possible, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

Key skill: The delivery of back blows

1. Hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades to dislodge the object.
2. If necessary, call 999 or ask someone else to call for you.

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