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In case of these emergencies, be ready to act, but act appropriately! There have been a few changes in some of the basics of medical care, here are a few updates:
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Seizures: DO NOT HOLD THE VICTIM DOWN, OR HOLD STILL! Only move objects out of harm's way, and cushion their head. DO NOT PLACE ANYTHING IN THEIR MOUTH! This was shown to cause more harm to the victim. In case of a seizure, allow the victim to space to move and stay by their side. Call 911 if they are not prone to seizures, if this is a rare occurance, or the victim had been sick.
Nose Bleeds: DO NOT LEAN THE HEAD BACK! We are to lean our head slightly forward, allowing the blod to clot and to slow the blod flow faster.
Bleeding: DO NOT USE TOURNIQUETS! These are almost a thing of the past, unles you are an hour or more from the hospital. Use pressure points (the same as pulse points) to slow the blood flow, and elevate the wound above the heart will also slow it down.
Burns: DO NOT USE VASELINE OR BUTTER! These home remedies make things worse. Use cool water over a burn, until the pain subsides. Allow the burn to "sweat" by allowing air to escape from the skin. Don't cover the wound so tight that it can not breathe, only protect it from further damage.