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First Aid: A Helpful Reference for Anyone


These pages hold instructions on how to do some common first aid procedures as well as others that may include long-term care.

NOTE - This page is meant to be a reference during role-play. It is not meant to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any real medical condition. Any risk or liability is your own.

Bandages and Dressings | Burns and Scalds | Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation | Controlling Bleeding | Delivering a Baby | Miscellaneous Procedures | Shock | Sprains, Strains, and Fractures | Treating Wounds

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Miscellaneous Procedures

Fainting | Frostbite

Fainting

Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain and is a mild form of shock. Fainting may be caused by the sight of blood, exhaustion, weakness, heat, or strong emotions such as fright, joy, etc.
The signs and symptoms of fainting may be any or all of the following: The first aid for fainting is as follows:

Frostbite

Mild to Moderate | Severe

Frostbite is tissue damage caused by extreme cold. It is most likely to occur when the wind is blowing, rapidly drawing head from the body. The nose, cheeks, ears, toes, and fingers are the body parts most likely to be affected.

Mild to Moderate
The symptoms of frostbite are not always apparent to the sufferer because frostbite has a numbing effect. Treatment for mild to moderate frostbite is as follows:
Severe
The symptoms of the latter stages of frostbite are: In cases of sever frostbite, the patient should be taken to a trained healer as soon as possible. Do not attempt to thaw affected areas. If gangrene has set in, the affected part will need to be amputated to keep it from spreading to the rest of the body.

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For more detail relating to the healing of humans, here is a neat site that might help you. The golden fire lizard will show you the way!



Sources for these pages were:

Radcliffe, J. The New International Webster's Pocket Medical & First Aid Dictionary of the English Language. USA: Trident Press International, 1997.

Yahoo! Yahoo! Health Encyclopedia. June 2004.

All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey's fiction are copyright
Anne McCaffrey 1967, 2001, all rights reserved, and used by permission of the author.

Special thanks to Nerissa and Avonelle, who helped in the compilation of this resource.