The cause of respiratory accidents may be:
- Obstruction of the respiratory tract.
- Poor air quality..
- Difficulty in respiratory movements (crushing, beating or thorax wounds).
If any of the indicated causes persist, it may lead to respiratory arrest needing pulmonary reanimation. If the brain does not receive oxygen (anoxia) promptly, 60% of its functions may be destroyed in four minutes (clinical death) and close to 100% in ten minutes (cerebral or biological death).
The most characteristic sign of lack of breathing is a blue coloration to the skin and lips called cyanosis.
- General guideline in the event of a non-witnessed person?s loss of consciousness
- First aid in the event of loss of consciousness
- Respiratory lesions
- Obstruction of the respiratory pathway
- First aid in patients with difficulty breathing due to obstruction
- Difficulty breathing due to smoke or toxic inhalation
- Circulatory lesions
- Cardiac arrest
- First aid in the event of external hemorrhage
- First aid in the event of Hypovolemic shock
- First aid in the event of hemorrhaging through natural orifices
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Evaluation and CPR.
- Lesions in the skin and muscular system
- Chemical injury
- Lesions due to electricity
- Bone traumatism