Knitting Needles can be the source of warm mittens, cozy scarves and comforting winter sweaters. They can also become sharp pointed weapons or injury causing spikes when fallen upon or when they are thrust into the face, neck, chest or abdomen due to a car accident or accidentally falling onto them. In this RoyOnRescue episode, we take a look at the hidden danger of sharp pointed objects that usually remain harmless but when not respected and carried safely, they could cause great harm. Learn about the dangers of pointed objects and how to keep knitting needles a source of pleasure not pain.
Tag Archives: open chest wounds
Giving CPR to People With Bleeding Chest Injuries
I received an email that I think we can all benefit from.
“Since most of the first aid measures for a no pulse, no breathing situation is immediate CPR, is it alright to do CPR if the victim has a wound on the chest that is bleeding profusely? This is not that I have seen this situation, but I like to think that if it happens I would know what to do!”
That’s a great question C. Sometimes it’s easy to get distracted by a serious traumatic injury and forget the basics and what needs to be done first in order to try and save the person’s life. Or, we can look at a complicating injury such as a chest wound and think, How am I going to do CPR on this person, there chest has a serious bleeding wound right where I’m going to give my compressions?
In this episode of RoyOnRescue we are going to look a proper treatment plan if we ever came across a person who had a serious chest injury and needed CPR.