Life DIY 101 | How to Perform Basic First Aid

It’s Nacho introduces Life DIY 101 videos! These are short videos we have produced which teaches you how to change a tire, basic cooking, how to taxes, etc. Basic things that you need in real life with a dash of It’s Nacho humor.  Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday!

Life DIY 101 Videos | August Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 15 | How to perform basic 1st aid
  • Thursday, August 17 | How to sew
  • Saturday, August 19 | How to basic cooking
  • Tuesday, August 22 | How to jump-start a car
  • Thursday, August 24 | How to perform CPR / Heimlich maneuver

Life DIY 101 | How to Perform Basic First Aid

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Basic first aid refers to the initial process of assessing and addressing the needs of someone who has been injured or is in physiological distress due to choking, a heart attack, allergic reactions, drugs or other medical emergencies.

Performing the Three Cs

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Check the situation….

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Call for help…

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Care for the person

How to do CPR

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If unconscious and unable to be roused, check for breathing: look for a rise in the chest area; listen for the sound of air coming in and out; feel for air using the side of your face. If no signs of breathing are apparent, place two fingers under the chin and gently guide the face pointing upwards to open up their airways. If any debris such as vomit can be seen, it is appropriate to move them onto their side to allow it to get out, which is achieved with the recovery position.

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Perform 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths as part of CPR. In the center of the chest, just below an imaginary line running between the nipples, put your two hands together and compress the chest down approximately 2 inches (5.1 cm) at a rate of 100 compressions per minute (or to the beat of “Staying Alive”). After 30 compressions, give two rescue breaths, done by opening the airways, closing the nose and fully covering the mouth hole. Then check vitals. If the breaths are blocked, reposition the airway. Make sure the head is tilted slightly back and the tongue is not obstructing it. Continue this cycle of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until someone else relieves you.

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