Health Aids - Pattys Corner
The common problems that may arise in a small communities varied but
only a few are life threatening.
bystander can recognize a stroke by asking four simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and
(i.e. It is sunny out today?)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE
New Sign of a Stroke --------
Ask the person to ''stick'' out his tongue.. If the tongue is ''crooked'', if it goes to one side or the other, that is
also an indication of a stroke
less than an hour, most stroke symptoms can be reversed of lessoned.
If he or she has trouble with
ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediatelyand describe the symptoms to the
Has my friend had a heart
Signs and symptoms: Pain or pressure in the chest area, may radiate down left
arm and neck. Patient can speak. Often has feeling of stomach upset or heart burn.
present different symptoms, a spaced out feeling, back pain All victims may be greyish and the lips may be bluish
move them. But sitting helps some patients’ breath easier. If they go unconscious, make sure their airway is
open but tilting the neck back. If they vomit, roll to the side and clear the mouth out so they do not breathe
witnessed, it may provide information about whether there may be back or neck injury.
A non witness fall, assume there
may be other injury like broken bones and head neck injury.
Tell them not to move and hold
their head between your hands to keep the spine from further injury.
where they fell. Moving may cause greater injury and pain. If a vein or artery caught in a fracture, it may cause
help is on the way. Remember if they are outdoors, protect them from the weather. Provide a Blanket for warmth and
an umbrella for shade or wet.
prepared to deal with Shock. This can be a killer. The simple signs are tremors, cold clammy skin and
anxiety thirst, Rapid; shallow breathing. The casualty will eventually become unconscious.
DO NOT let the casualty: move unnecessarily,
· DO NOT leave the casualty unattended. Reassure
Treat any cause of shock which can
be remedied (such as external bleeding).Use a pressure of clean material directly over the bleed and
Lay the casualty down, keeping the head low.
Raise and support the casualty’s legs (be careful if suspecting
Loosen tight clothing, braces, straps or belts, in order to
reduce constriction at the neck, chest and waist.
Insulate the casualty from cold, both above and
below. Contact the emergency service. ( 911 in Canada )
Check and record breathing, pulse and level of
response. Be prepared to resuscitate the casualty if necessary
Never be afraid to call 911 a second time if you feel your friend is getting worse. You can
update the dispatcher with the changes..
the patient is taking to the Ambulance Attendant. They will need the CARE card to so add the purse or wallet Have
ready the name age and address of the patient. Ask patient if there is someone they want
And best of all TAKE A FIRST AID COURSE or at least a CPR course. You never know when
I was passed this from a Search Master from another
This is very helpful, totally different than what we
were taught as children.Forget everything you''ve been trained to do during an
Is this ever an eye opener. Directly opposite of what we''ve been taught over the years! I can remember in
school being told to, "duck and cover" or stand in a doorway during an earthquake. This guy''s findings is
absolutely amazing. I hope we all remember his survival method if we are ever in an
earthquake!!!EXTRACT FROM DOUG COPP''S ARTICLE ON THE: "TRIANGLE OF LIFE"
My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team
most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an
earthquake.I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded
rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries...
I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I have worked at every major disaster in
the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.
The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child
was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying
down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in
the aisles. I didn''t at the time know that the children were told to hide under something.
Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside
crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the "triangle of
The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the
void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The
next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the "triangles" you see formed. They are
everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY
1) Most everyone who simply "ducks and covers" WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE are crushed to death. People who get
under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.
2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake.... It
is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a
sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.
3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and
moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building
does collapse, large survival voids are created.. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing
weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed
4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist
around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on The
back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during
5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and
curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.
6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway
and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls
sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!
7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different "moment of frequency" (they swing separately from the
main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the
building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who
get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building
doesn''t collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even
if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people.
They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.
8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible - It is much better to be near the
outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the
building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.
9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their
vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway.... The victims
of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have
easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived
if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3
feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.
10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper,
that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding
Spread the word and save someone''s life... The Entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be
"We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly"
In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government,
City of Istanbul , University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical,
scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did "duck and
cover," and ten mannequins I used in my “triangle of life" survival method. After the
simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document
the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific
conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those
There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the "triangle of life."
This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and
the rest of Europe , and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real
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