Heartsaver First Aid ( AHA)

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What is PPE?
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Personal Protective Equipment
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How long should you wash your hands after providing first aid?
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20 seconds
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How should you position your hands when giving abdominal thrusts?
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Put the thumb side of your fist slightly above the navel and well below the breastbone
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What are signs of a severe allergic reaction?
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trouble breathing, swelling of the face and tongue, and the person may stop responding
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What are signs of a heart attack?
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uncomfortable feeling, such as pain or pressure, in the chest
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What are signs of a stroke?
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sudden numbness of the face, arms, or leg, especially on one side of the body
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What should you do if someone has signs of low blood sugar?
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give them something to eat or drink ( if they are able to sit up and swallow)
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What is the first step to stop bleeding that you can see?
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Direct pressure
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How should you position someone who has a nosebleed?
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forward
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What should you do if the victim has a large stick or knife pushed into their body?
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leave it in, get help
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What are signs of a head injury?
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the person is sleepy and confused, or complains of a headache, or vomits
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What should you apply to the injury if someone twists their ankle?
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Ice for 20 min ( wrap in a towel)
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What type of water should be applied to a small burn?
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cold, but not ice cold water
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Someone who has been bitten by an insect or bee should be watched for 20 minutes to see if they develop >>>>
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a severe allergic reaction
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What should be used to clean a bite wound?
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soap and water
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Which type of heat emergency is a life threatening condition?
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Heat stroke
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How should you properly remove a tick?
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use tweezers and pull it straight out
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If you give CPR to someone who you suspect has been poisoned , you should wear a __________________
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mask
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What is the poison control number?
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1-800-222-2222
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What is the definition of first aid?
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immediate care given to a victim of injury or illness , until more advanced help arrives.
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How do you treat a snakebite?
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keep victim calm, call for help
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What should you do if the victim if choking, but still coughing?
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stand by , do not give abdominal thrusts
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How do you respond to an amputated body part?
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control bleeding of victim rinse part in cool water wrap in gauze, put in plastic bag, put bag on ice
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What is a poison?
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an substance that causes harm when applied or ingested
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How do you treat frostbite?
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do not rub the damaged body part, wrap gently
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What is the first aid for a victim having a seizure?
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protect head, do no hold down or put anything in mouth. check airway after it is over

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