In life threatening smoke cover your nose with water and cloth
Heart Care Foundation of India and IMA are giving training to every police personnel posted in PCR van in first aid including CPR 10.
Most of time, the police is the first on the scene to reach in an emergency. Training in first aid will not only help them to tackle victims of road traffic accidents, but also victims of electrocution and sudden unexpected deaths at home. This training would also help to build a better police-public relation.
Conducting the camp where training was provided to police personnel, Padma Shri, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Hony. Secretary General, Indian Medical Association said that death is reversible in the first 10 minutes if CPR 10 is provided to the victims of cardiac arrest.
Dr Aggarwal said that it is the police who can reach a victim in 10 minutes. It may not be possible for public to take the victim to the nearest medical establishment in the first 10 minutes.
Besides cardiac arrest, the police personnel were also taught how to handle and provide first aid for choking, electrical deaths, drowning, burns, road traffic injuries, fire, etc.
Giving an example, Dr. Aggarwal said that covering the nose with a cloth wet with water can be the first aid for victims who are trapped in smoke to prevent inhalation of smoke. If both are not available, then one can tear his shirt and use his own urine for the same.
The police personnel were not only taught how to provide first aid but also how to handle a triage where the more serious patients need to be attended first.
Any finger tooth or arm, dislodged from the body can be put in a plastic bag and bag put on ice. If the same is brought to the hospital along with the victim, it can be put back n the body.