In this series of videos, we will learn the basics and fundamental practices of First Aid.
First Aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
Here, St John Ambulance trainer Susan Bugby demonstrates how to bandage a sprain.
Injuries to the soft structure around the bones and joints are commonly called strains and sprains. They are often associated with sports activities.
As we learn from trainer Bugby, to bandage a sprain, we will need to put an ice pack and padding on the injury, then apply the bandage from the joint before, to the joint after, the injury site.
Signs and symptoms of sprains and strains to look for:
- Pain and tenderness
- Swelling and bruising
- Difficulty moving the injured area, especially if it’s a joint
Learn more about treating sprains, here.
St John Ambulance is a volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of First Aid, and the support of the national emergency response system in England.
View the previous video in this series here.
View the original video here.
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