Stoppage in Breathing and Poisoning

Breathing
• It is the contraction of the chest muscles and diaphragm that causes enlargement of the chest cavity.

Breathing Process
• The process of breathing enables air, which contains oxygen, to be taken into the air sacs in the lungs.

Breathing Process
• At the same time, the waste product of breathing, carbon dioxide, is released and exhaled in the mouth.

First Aid for Breathing Failure
• Check the victim’s breathing. 2. Look for the chest rise and fall. 3. Listen to breathing sound. 4. Feel the victim’s breath.

First Aid for Breathing Failure

• If the victim is not breathing, but there is a pulse, do mouth to mouth resuscitation.

First Aid for Breathing Failure

• If the victim is unconscious but breathing, put him in a recovery position to prevent suffocation.

Poison
• Is any substance (solid, liquid, or gas) tends to impair health and cause death when introduced into the body or onto the skin’s surface.

Causes of Poisoning
• Over dose of medicine • Transferring of poison from original containers to bottles or jars.

Causes of Poisoning
• Improper handling of spray equipment. • Keeping poisonous substances in medicine cabinet.

Symptoms
• Rashes • Blisters • Swelling

• Burning • Itching

First Aid for Poisoning
1. Find out from the victim what could have possibly caused the poisoning. 2. Do not make the victim vomit if he has taken acid, kerosene, or gasoline.

First Aid for Poisoning
• For other poisons make the person vomit and give him any of the following: • Milk with egg • Flour mixed with water • Powered coconut shell • Charcoal mixed with water

Seat Work
1. While the child is eating, he choked on his food. He has difficulty in breathing and his face is turning bluish.

• How will you apply first aid in the situation?

Seat Work
2. A member of • How will you the family drinks apply first aid kerosene that he in the / she mistook situation? for a soft drink • How can you because it was avoid such contained in a bottle of soft poisoning drink. incident?

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