Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

Fainting: First Aid and Treatment

Fainting has recently become more common in both adults and children. What causes fainting, is it worth sounding the alarm, or can you hope that this will not happen again with you? All these issues are of great concern. But the most important is the question of how to provide first aid to the victim in case of fainting and what should be the algorithm of rescue. Erste-Hilfe Kurs München will answer all the questions.

What is the reason?

Fainting (loss of consciousness) – acute circulatory failure in the brain. Loss of consciousness is a kind of brain protection (“safe mode”). The main cause of loss of consciousness is a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain under the influence of nervous and emotional arousal, fear, pain, lack of fresh air, and more.  Günstige erste hilfe kurse explains that usually, fainting occurs suddenly, but sometimes it is preceded by paleness, vomiting, nausea, weakness, yawning, increased sweating. 

The technique of transfer to a stable position

Erste hilfe kurs betriebliche ersthelfer recommends the following actions:

  • Place the victim’s hand, which is closer to you, along the torso.
  • Bend your far arm at the elbow and bring the back of your hand under the opposite cheek of the victim.
  • Bend the victim’s leg far away from you at the knee joint at a right angle.
  • Pressing the victim’s palm to the cheek, with the other hand behind the bent knee, turn the victim to the side facing you.
  • In the side position, place the victim’s leg bent at the knee at right angles to the torso.

Erste hilfe kurs laim warns that forcibly bringing a person to consciousness in such ways as splashing on the face, pouring water, lifting to the feet, sniffing ammonia will not be useful to the victim’s brain, which “decided” to bring the person unconscious.