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Adult Chain of Survival (First Aid)

Adult Chain of Survival (First Aid)

  • June 19, 2022
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PURPOSE

•Helps  in emergencies

•Stop gap measures can be applied as medical assistance arrives

•Helps Preserve life.

•Prevent the injury or illness from becoming worse.

•Promote recovery.

STEPS

  • Early recognition of emergency e.g., ACS & activation of EMS (early access)
  • Early recognition & Activation of the Emergency response system
  • Recognize early warning signs e.g., chest pains, resp arrest
  • Early (bystander) CPR
  • Most effective when it starts immediately after the victim collapses
  • Has a significant positive effect on survival.
  • Early defibrillation within 3-5 min of collapse
  • The link that most likely will improve survival rates for victims of VF SCA
  • Availability of AEDs
  • Early advanced care

Advanced care providers bring equipment to; –

  • Support breathing
  • Establish IV access
  • Administer drugs
  • Stabilizes the victim for transport
  • Post resuscitation care
  • Care in the ICU
  • Further management and stabilization of patient is done

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