Filtered by: Emergency Health Care <Back to previous page Action in emergenciesBy Dr William Hart. Modern agricultural pesticides (chemicals used for killing insects, weeds or diseases) may bring great benefits through saving labour and increasing production. But they can also bring danger to people livestock and wildlife. This article is concerned with accidental poisoning of humans by these chemicals. D17 Healthcare in emergencies Following a major disaster, the health needs may be enormous. However, aside from injuries which require expert help, there are likely to be two… D18 The ABC of First Aid After checking for danger, make sure that injured people are still breathing. If someone is badly injured, particularly if their neck or back may be… D19 Dealing with injuriesAfter making the area safe and checking the ABC of unconscious people, only then begin to look at injuries. Decide which injuries need immediate… First aid - how to deal with chokingLearn how to help a choking adult or baby (PDF). FIRST AID Emergency TreatmentHere are a few reminders of the priorities of first aid. Before looking at burns and broken bones, remember your ABC… First aid training in schoolsby Cíntia F Rojo Accidents often happen in and around school. Children’s natural curiosity exposes them to situations of risk, which are not always anticipated by the adults in charge. Often, it is only after an accident that the teacher realises the danger in the classroom of a chair too close to a window or furniture with sharp corners. Most teachers do not receive specific ‘first aid’ training and so when faced with a crisis do not know how to respond. First Aid Heart attacks and strokes[Health] HEART ATTACK What is a heart attack? A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. The lack of blood to the heart can seriously damage the heart muscles. If left untreated, the muscles will begin to die. The medical term for a heart attack is myocardial infarction. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Land mine awarenessThousands of children all over the world are in danger of death or injury from land mines and unexploded bombs. An estimated 100 million land mines lie buried in many different countries. They are used by soldiers and terrorists and are easily available and cheap to buy. Land mines must be removed to prevent children and adults being killed and maimed – but this is difficult, slow and expensive as few areas are mapped to show where mines have been laid. Children can learn to be alert to ... Saving lives through churches in NepalRescue Network Nepal has trained more than 2,000 church volunteers in life-saving first aid techniques. The ABC of first aidThe priorities of first aid are… A AIRWAY B BREATHING C CIRCULATION (and bleeding) The Emergency QuizCompiled by Isabel Carter, Bessie Cormack, Dr Elizabeth Swain, Sue Hanley and Sandra Michie. All of us have probably experienced a real emergency at some time in our lives – situations when we wonder how best to help and no-one else nearby knows what to do. Most emergency situations will need medical help. However, what we do in the first few minutes before expert medical help arrives may be of huge importance. Making the wrong decisions may sometimes mean the difference between life and ... Treatment of poisoningA helpful table giving details of how to treat accidental poisoning from insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.