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First aid equipments
First aid appliances should be kept in a metal or plastic box, which can be opened and closed easily.
The box should be labeled clearly with Red Cross sign and 'First Aid' should be written on it. The box should
be kept away from children.
As and when the items are consumed, they should immediately be replaced.
Small first aid box for pocket use
It should contain
1 First aid dressing no 2 - 1
2 First aid dressing no 3 - 1
3 First aid dressing no 4 - 1
4 Sterilized small dressing
(for burnt would)
5 Small roll of adhesive plaster - 1
6 Soframycin skin ointment - 1
7 Safety pins (6 packets)
8 Roller bandages 1' - 1
9 Cotton wool small pocket - 1
10 Eye pad - 1
11 Small scissors - 1
12 Small forceps - 1
Bandages and slings Applications of bandages
These are made from flannel, calico, elastic net or special paper, they can be improvised by any of the above material, or from stockings or ties
Uses of bandages.
Maintain direct pressure over a dressing to control bleeding.
Retain dressing and slings in position
Prevent or reduce swelling.
Provide support for a limb or joint.
Assist in lifting and carrying casualty.
Bandages should be applied firm enough to keep dressing and splints in position.
But not so tight as to cause injury to the part or to impede the circulation of the blood.
A bluish tinge of the finger or nails may be a danger sign that the bandages are too tight.
Loss of sensation is an other sign.
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