Disaster First Aid: Prepping for a Medical Emergency – Prepping for Doomsday | Prepping for Doomsday

Monitor the victim for low blood pressure and confusion. Burns In addition to the pain that comes with burns, there is also a big risk for infection. Rinse the wound with a large amount of clean water. Cover the area with clean bandages. Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries A cold pack should be applied to the area to reduce pain and swelling. Immobilize the area as much as possible and avoid movement or weight if it causes pain. Poisoning Different substances should be dealt with in different ways. If possible, call Poison Control (800-222-1222). CPR If a victim is not breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be started immediately.
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Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company. Stay out of any building that has water around it. Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. Use flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure its not contaminated.
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