First aid in patients with difficulty breathing due to obstruction
In order to maintain permeability in the airway, there should not be anything in the respiratory tract that might prevent the flow of air:
Conscious patient with incomplete obstruction:
- Encourage them to cough. Do not pat on the back.
- If the patient is a child, place them upside down and tap them in between their shoulder blades.
Conscious patient with complete obstruction:
- Perform Heimlich maneuver.
Unconscious patient with complete obstruction:
- Give two breaths and perform Heimlich maneuver with the patient decubitus supine and with their head tilted sideways.
- 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