first aid: Drowning and Near-Drowning
Treatment: Immediate artificial respiration, and CPR. There is controversy over whether or not the Heimlich maneuver should be used in conjunction with CPR in order to dislodge water in the lungs and stomach.
- Fractures and Joint Injuries
- Foreign Body in the Eye
- Asphyxia and Obstruction of Air Passages
- Drowning and Near-Drowning
- Severe Bleeding
- Heat Exhaustion
- Bites and Stings
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