Knowing first aid and CPR can mean discrepancies between life and death for you and others around you, be it a relative or a stranger. Find out how to deal with emergency situations and learn to apply first aid and CPR as a crucial homesteading ability!
A Homesteader’s Guide to First Aid and CPR
Being a homesteader means being self-sufficient , not just in everyday undertakings but in every aspect of your life. It includes learning how to deal with accidents and emergency situations, especially first aid and CPR. You never know when an accident will befall you or a family member so it’s always good to know what to do in case of an emergency. These tips-off, notions, and short guidebook will help you deal withA emergencies from minor accidents to critical ones.
1. Keep A First Aid Kit Handy
Knowing basic first aid is one thing but having the right equipment to perform first aid is another. You don’t have to have everything, simply the basic renders will help you do the job. Here are some of the common items your first aid kit must have 😛 TAGEND Alcohol or non-alcohol antiseptic wipes Bandaids Cotton balls Cotton swabs Iodine Bandages Hydrogen Peroxide Gauze Saline Dressings Mask and gloves Scissors and tweezers Image via St. John.org Image via Simple Family Preparedness Image via Preparedness Mama Let cool water run over the burnt proportion for 10 to 30 minutes. Don’t apply ice, ice water, creamy or greasy stuff like butter. Cover the burn with cling film and treat pain with paracetamol or ibuprofen. Go to the hospital immediately for serious burns and electrical or chemical burns. Provide CPR if necessary in cases where the injured person is not breathing and you can’t feel a pulsation on the wrist or neck. If the injured component is bleed, you must try to stop the bleeding whether there’s a fracture or not. Apply means to stimulate the injured part immobile with a piece of stiff cardboard and a stick. Apply ice to the injury and watch for signs of shock. Image via Family Survival Planning Image via SMP Illustration Immediately call for help and stay calm so the people attending to your call can better assess your situation. Wash the area with soap and water and place cold compress to avoid swell and help reduce ache. Apply calamine lotion or baking soda paste or as advised by medical professionals. Image via RCH.org