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First Aid

LSC Police Officers and Public Safety Officers are trained in basic first aid provision.  If a first aid situation arises that requires, CPR, ARD or other first aid intervention, call LSC Police for an immediate response at 281-290-5911.

Breathing

  • There are certain serious injuries in which time is so important that treatment must be started immediately.
  • For STOPPAGE OF BREATHING from electrical shock, or asphyxiation,
    • Use the mouth to mouth resuscitation method.
    • RESCUE BREATHING MUST BE STARTED AT ONCE!!!

Bleeding

SEVERE BLEEDING can almost always be controlled by direct pressure on the wound with a pad of cloth.

    • The cleaner the cloth the better, but in an emergency part of the clothing may be used.
    • To treat severe bleeding:
      • Stop the bleeding.
      • Wrap the injured to avoid shock.
      • Call immediately for medical attention.
      • Raise the bleeding part higher than the rest of the body.
      • Keep victim lying down.
      • Never use a tourniquet

Burns

Minor Burns

  • Apply ice or cold water.

Major Burns

In case of a clothing fire:

After flames are extinguished:

  • the victim should drop to the floor and roll;
  • Do not run to a safety shower.
  • A fire blanket should be used to smother the flames.
  • Place the injured in a safety shower under running water
  • Removing any clothing contaminated with chemicals.
  • Keep the water running on the injured part for 15 minutes to remove heat and to wash off chemicals.
  • Place clean, soaking wet, ice-packed cloths on burned areas, and wrap to avoid shock and exposure.
  • Do not use a fire extinguisher on a person with burning clothing; he/she may suffocate.

Chemical Burns or Splashes

  • Learn the location of safety showers and eye wash fountains in your area.
  • Immediately flush with water.
  • Apply a stream of water while removing any clothing that may have been saturated with the chemical.
  • If the splash is in the eye:
    • Flush it gently for at least ten minutes with clear water.
  • If the splash is on the body:
    • Flood it with running water.
  • A shower, hose or faucet should be used in an emergency.
  • For chemicals spilled over a large area:
    • Quickly remove contaminated clothing while using the safety shower
    • Treat as directed under MAJOR THERMAL BURNS.
    • Seconds count, therefore no time should be wasted simply for modesty.

Traumatic Shock

  • In cases of traumatic shock or where the nature of the injury is not clear:
  • Keep the victim warm, lying down and quiet.
  • Wait until medical assistance or transportation arrives before moving the victim.

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