First Aid for Trauma and Unconsciousness

Trauma refers to a condition that a person suffers from after receiving a blow on certain parts of the body. This condition is very precious if the affected area is the head as it can cause future complications if medical care is not carried out as necessary. Unconsciousness is a condition in which the victim is not aware of anything going on around them, and they cannot get instructions that others are trying to give to them.

Watch the Progress Before Medical Services Arrive

There are different types of that can happen to a person. They include psychological and physical trauma. Physical injury is very dangerous as one can die if they do not get urgent medical attention. Major trauma involves damage to a body organ by experiencing a fall or a blow from a blunt object. A person who has experienced major trauma may experience drowsiness, convulsions, and frequent vomiting. A victim may also suffer problems in seeing, conversing and memory complications. Cranial trauma may result in the victim being unnecessarily agitated and someone may appear to stagger. Cerebrospinal fluid, a colorless liquid, and blood may come out through the victim’s nose and mouth.

The worst case scenario in a cranial trauma case is death, and it occurs on many occasions. Most injury cases are caused by accidents in traffic or falling and hitting the head or back. If you come across an injury incident, it is important not move the victim and also instruct them not to make any movements to avoid worsening the situation. You should the secure the victims head on both sides and then watch the progress before medical services arrive.

Put the Victim into a Comfortable Position

The body should be kept aligned from the head to the backbone. If the victim maintains consciousness, keep talking to them and keeping them warm throughout. If they lose consciousness, one should make them assume the lateral security position as you wait for the emergency response. This position ensures that the mouth is facing downwards to avoid them choking on any fluid coming out. The victim’s hands are locked together to support the body in a constant position.

The first aid provider should ensure that when the victim is in the lateral position, there is no obstruction in breathing. The victim should be put in a position they seem more comfortable in while watching out for the spine to avoid aggravating the situation. Belts, necklaces, and ties should be loosened to aid further breathing. There are times when the matter becomes more precious. If the victim is a pregnant woman, two lives are under threat. The women should be put into recovery position while lying on the left side to avoid damage to the uterus. If the affected person is an unconscious child who is still breathing, they should receive the same treatment as adults but with considerable effort. The person performing should always watch their breathing every minute to keep the victims breathing always.