The person stung by a scorpion, usually a child, complains of severe pain at the site of the sting and signs of shock. A scorpion sting is poisonous, and if the child is small and physically weak the sting may produce serious results.
Signs of symptoms
1.The patient will tell you that he has been stung by a scorpion.
2.The wound is red and there may be bleeding.
3.Signs of shock are present particularly in small children
1.Apply a cold compress to the site of the sting.
2.Treat for shock.
3.Give analgesic tablets
4.Refer to the hospital or the medical aid.
Bee wasp and hornet stings occur frequently, in rural areas, especially if the nests of those insects are disturbed.
Signs of symptoms
1.There is a history of being stung by an insect.
2.the site of the sting looks red, swollen and is painful.
1.Apply a cold compress to the site.
2.Give analgesic tablets.
3.If the pain and swelling are severe or if there are signs of shock, inform the medical aid
Medical Aid: refers to treatment by a doctor either on the sport at home or in the hospital
First Aid is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured or sick person until the services of a qualified doctor are obtained with such material as may be available. The first aid is not an end by itself. It indicates that the person is in need of a secondary aid.
First aid is based on the knowledge of biology, medicine and surgery. It can be a life saving skill .
First aider :
The person who renders emergency service on the spot until the medical aid is obtained.
A sound knowledge based on first aid enables a nurse to give skilled services during accidents and sudden illness to preserve life promote recovery and prevent injury or illness being aggravated until the medical aid has been obtained.