Saturday, April 10, 2010

First Aid: Head to Toe Assessments

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)website has a new video up about checking a victim from head to toe for injury. Now, the check in this video would take place AFTER you've checked for breathing and a clear airway.

Here's the video link: CERT head to toe first aid assessment video.

Here's the video homepage generally.

This video was very helpful to me because checking the head and neck for injuries without aggravating any existing injuries is a concern of mine. I hope you found it helpful too.

For a first aid checklist, I use the following mnemonic.

ABCD: Airway - Breathing - Circulation - Damage

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