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Stayin’ Alive! First aid in Emergency

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Overview

This course introduces the basic actions that should be performed by eyewitnesses right at an emergency scene.

The course consists of 5 blocks:
a) first aid for heart arrest (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
b) first aid for airway obstruction and drowning
c) first aid for bleeding, injuries, trauma
d) first aid for physical factors exposure
e) first aid for life-threatening conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, and heart attack

Educational material includes pictures and videos made at the Simulation Center at Kazan Federal University to better understand the topics.

After the course, you will be able to identify life-threatening conditions, explain the reasons lead to their development, and provide correct first aid.

Syllabus

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Welcome to the first week of Stain' Alive! First Aid in Emergency! In our first lesson, we cover the structure and functional relationship between cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We will go through the first aid for heart arrest when there is an absence of consciousness and breathing. Different lessons cover different situations: CPR to adult, CPR to a child, CPR to a pregnant woman. The first week also introduces AED, how to use it properly. We will end the week by understanding how to put the victim in a safe position after restoring.
  • First aid for airway obstruction and drowning
    • What if somebody has choked and there is only you nearby? In the second week, we will talk about the causes of a foreign object entering the respiratory tract. We will look at types and symptoms of airway obstruction and particularly stop on the first aid actions. We will end the week by learning how to get a drowning victim out of the water and provide help for restoring.
  • First aid for bleeding, wounds, and trauma
    • Injuries happen pretty often. They are formed due to falls, car accidents, heavy lifting, sloppy movements, extreme environmental action, and other factors. In the third week, we will cover the most common types of injuries, such as bleedings, wounds, and traumas. One topic will be devoted to the rules for correct extraction of the victim out of the vehicle.
  • First aid for physical factors affection
    • Each of us faces physical factors in everyday life: hot weather in the summer, freezing temperatures during winter, electricity at home. In week 4, we will discuss their affection for the human body after overexposure. We will see how high and low temperatures cause injuries, how electricity damage dozens of people. Each topic traditionally includes first aid algorithms for each condition.
  • First aid for other emergencies
    • Congratulations! You've reached the final week. Obviously, it is impossible to cover all possible emergency cases in one course. However, we try to stop at the most frequent situations which can happen at any age. Therefore, in the last week, we will talk about stroke, heart attack, fainting, and epilepsy. We will take a look at the reasons, typical symptoms, and first aid for these conditions. Enjoy the last week of the Stain' Alive! First Aid in Emergency!
  • Сonclusion

Taught by

Venera M. Satdarova, Iulia V. Valeeva, Elena V. Kiyasova, Maksim S. Kaligin and Andrei A. Anisimov

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