Top 7 First-Aid Skills You Need

Are you prepared for an emergency?  Whether you are off-grid or in the middle of the city, there are times you need to be prepared for an accident that can’t wait for skilled professionals to show up.

First_Aid_Skills_And_TechniquesAnd especially if you are living or thinking of living off-grid, these basic 7 first-aid skills should be learned.

Whether it is natural disaster may cause or someone choking on a piece of food you may be called on to help.  There are several  First-Aid Books  available to help on Amazon.

Below is a list of top 7 skills as suggested by the OrganizedPrepper.

…When you need emergency services and government aid the most, these resources may not be available to you. It is therefore in your best interest to behave like a responsible adult and create a contingency plan for such occasions in order to protect yourself and your family. Here are a few medical skills every prepper should learn.

Performing CPRCPR
Although it is not a long-term solution, CPR can revive someone who has suffered such an incident, or at least keep their body and brain alive until medical help arrives. CPR is one of the first and most basic life-saving skills that everyone in your household should be trained to perform.

Performing the Heimlich Maneuver
This life-saving procedure is designed to clear someone’s windpipe when an object has become lodged in it, cutting off the airway. … it’s best to get proper training to understand how to proceed in any choking scenario.

Stanching Bleeding
Applying pressure is the key to stanching blood flow before the victim bleeds out, and first aid kits often include compression bandages, as well as manuals that should explain how to properly treat such wounds and stop the flow of blood.

Applying a Tourniquet
This can be dangerous because it virtually stops the flow of blood to a limb. But it could stop someone from bleeding out if compression on a wound simply isn’t working.

Applying Sutures
Cuts and gashes, if they are deep enough, may require stiches (or sutures) to allow for healing and protect against infection.

Immobilizing Broken Bones
Slings or splints are probably your best bet, and learning how and when to use such options should be part of your prepper training.

Recognizing and Treating Shock
When shock occurs, blood pressure drops, which can cause the person to pass out, but more importantly, it can lead to organ failure. Even in lieu of other injuries, shock can be fatal if left untreated, so make sure you know the symptoms and how to treat them accordingly.

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