First aid


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Content description:
Students gain knowledge of the following areas:
– definition of First Aid;
– ethical and legal aspects of providing first aid;
– initial assessment of injured or suddenly ill person and basic procedures that include first aid;
– triage and chain of survival;
– recognition and assessment of unconscious person;
– basic and advanced life support in adults, children, infants and newborns
– airway management;
– type of shocks, recognition and possible interventions;
– haemorrhage – types of haemorrhages, methods of haemostasis and wound management;
– initial treatment of the injured person (contusions, sprains, dislocations, bone fractures), and principles and methods of immobilization;
– recognition and basic measures in some emergencies such: burns, hypothermia and frostbite, heat stroke, acute poisoning;
– emergency conditions in internal medicine and neurology: acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary oedema, pulmonary embolism, asthma, allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, acute stroke, epilepsy and status epilepticus, hypoglycaemia.

In the laboratory exercises, students acquire knowledge about correct cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a phantom, learn the primary wound care management, basics of immobilization and the patient correct positions during the transport