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Welcome to class!

In today’s class, we’re going to talk more about first aid box. We’ll learn what first aid is and discover the essential items that make up a first aid box.

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Tweezers: Tweezers are small, precision instruments used to remove splinters, thorns, or other foreign objects from wounds. They allow for precise and careful removal without causing additional damage.

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Cotton Balls and Swabs: Cotton balls and swabs are used to clean and apply antiseptics to wounds. They can help keep the area clean and free from infection.

Instant Cold Packs: Instant cold packs are used to provide cold therapy for minor injuries. When activated, they quickly become cold and can reduce swelling and pain. They are useful for injuries like sprains and bruises.

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CPR Face Shield: A CPR face shield is a protective device used when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is placed over the mouth and nose of the person receiving CPR to provide a barrier and protect the rescuer from potential contamination.

Elastic Bandage: An elastic bandage, often called a “bandage wrap” or “compression bandage,” is used to support sprained or strained joints. It provides compression to reduce swelling and stabilize the injured area.

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Disposable Gloves: Disposable gloves are an essential part of first aid to prevent infection. They should be worn when giving first aid to protect both the person providing assistance and the injured person.

Thermometer: A thermometer is used to measure body temperature. It’s an important tool for assessing whether someone has a fever or high body temperature, which can be a sign of illness.

Pain Relievers: Pain relievers like paracetamol (acetaminophen) may be included in a first aid kit. They can be used for minor pain, such as headaches or fever. However, it’s important to follow dosage instructions and be aware of any potential allergies or contraindications.

In a well-equipped first aid kit, these items are carefully chosen to address a range of common injuries and medical situations. Knowing how to use them correctly and safely is crucial for providing effective first aid in emergencies.

We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!

In the next class, we shall be discussing Duties and qualities of first aider.

In case you require further assistance or have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below, and trust us to respond as soon as possible. Cheers!

Question Time

  1. Can you explain the purpose of adhesive bandages in a first aid kit and provide an example of when they might be used?
  2. Why are antiseptic wipes important in a first aid box, and how do they help when treating wounds?
  3. What is the role of gauze pads and tape in a first aid kit, and when would you use them for first aid?
  4. Why is it essential to include scissors as part of a first aid kit, and what tasks can they help with in providing first aid?
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