First Aid

CORONA VIRUS

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Do 1. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. 2. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze 3. Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell 4. Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell Don't 1. Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean TREATMENT: There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe. Self care 1. If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you: rest and sleep keep warm drink plenty of liquids use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.

Head Ache

Gently pressing these six pressure points can reduce stress and help ease headache pain. George Montes, a licensed massage therapist at the Sewall Healthy Living Center at Sharp Coronado Hospital, shows you how.

Chocking

If the person is able to cough forcefully, the person should keep coughing. If the person is choking and can't talk, cry or laugh forcefully, the American Red Cross recommends a "five-and-five" approach to delivering first aid: Give 5 back blows. Stand to the side and just behind a choking adult. For a child, kneel down behind. Place one arm across the person's chest for support. Bend the person over at the waist so that the upper body is parallel with the ground. Deliver five separate back blows between the person's shoulder blades with the heel of your hand. Give 5 abdominal thrusts. Perform five abdominal thrusts (also known as the Heimlich maneuver). Alternate between 5 blows and 5 thrusts until the blockage is dislodged.