Emergency First Aid Information for time critical incidents
In society people with disabilities are sometimes left behind, especially in a first aid situation. In fact, there is no policy statement from the Australian Resuscitation Council in regard to the rescue of the patient who is in a wheelchair, making a safe task of getting the patient onto the floor safely and commencing first aid treatments such as CPR.
Therefore, we have produced a first aid rescue chart on how to get a person who has had a medical event out of the wheelchair and onto the floor. It’s important to have a simple solution as the patient may also not be in a typical body shape and you have to ensure your safety at all times.
We have produced this rescue chart that would be very handy for organisations that looks after patients who are wheelchair-bound and who could suffer a medical emergency such as requiring CPR. We would suggest that you provide this information on your workplace noticeboard or other similar areas.
The issue would affect “thousands upon thousands of people” and it would be scary for families not to have the knowledge to assist out of the chair for a medical emergency.
If support staff do not have this knowledge/guideline can make the process really complicated as they didn’t know precisely what to do.
“They’re left pondering the big ‘what ifs’, what do I if this does happen, how do I get this person lying down, how do I perform CPR if I can’t get them out of the wheelchair.”
The chart gives you practical steps to be able to deal with that situation with confidence.
How to complete CPR on someone in a wheelchair…
Our details are on the chart if you would like first aid training to help with knowledge and skills to respond to any emergency including a patient who requires CPR who is in a wheelchair and you have to get the patient onto the floor.
We hope this helps you.
Provider of Training and Assessment