First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Monitoring a Patient

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Post-Treatment Care for Tourniquet or Haemostatic Dressing Application

Importance of Post-Treatment Care

Once a tourniquet or haemostatic dressing has been applied, it's crucial to provide proper care to the patient before emergency medical services arrive.

Keeping the Patient Warm

Keeping the patient warm is essential as cold temperatures can reduce blood clotting ability, worsening their condition.

  • Use foil blankets or normal blankets to retain body heat.

Maintaining Communication and Calmness

Continuous communication and reassurance help the patient cope with the situation and prevent exacerbating shock.

  • Keep talking to them and try to maintain a calm environment.

Documentation and Preparation

Document the treatment times and ensure dressing packets are securely tucked under the dressings for hospital reference.

Managing Shock

Be prepared to recognize and treat shock by laying the patient down and elevating their legs if possible to facilitate blood return to vital organs.

Continuous Monitoring and Reporting

Regularly monitor vital signs and provide treatment accordingly.

Handover Information to EMS

Provide detailed information about the accident, injury, and treatment to emergency medical services upon their arrival to ensure appropriate care and seamless communication with the hospital.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit three LO3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4