Here are practical skills for what to do in immediate, life-threatening situations. You should be able to perform these skills without having to reference a field guide or manual. In these situations, seconds count.
The main goal is to keep the patient alive until advanced medical care arrives.
It also includes how to perform a secondary exam. A secondary exam allows you to anticipate and prevent any further complications.
These subjects allow you to treat what you discovered during the secondary exam. You do not need to know the information “off-hand”.
If you know of a certain risk, you should memorize the necessary information. For example, if traveling at high altitudes or if bushwalking in hot temperatures.
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