Heart start

Heart start

 Heart start

We have been learning how to save a life in school. We know what to do if someone is choking, 5 firm back slaps followed be 5 abdominal thrusts. If this does not clear the object then keep repeating these actions and phone 999.

 

We also can put a casualty into the recovery position, even if it is an adult !

We learned how to cope with serious bleeding and had some fun using bandages. Did you know it is REALLY IMPORTANT not to remove the foreign body from the cut? This acts as a kind of plug to stop or slow down the flow of blood.

We watched a few videos and now have an understanding of what to do if we suspect a person is having a heart attack. It’s really important to sit the casualty down and keep them warm! Also try to reassure them that help is on the way.

The best part of Heartstart is using the dummies. P5 listened really carefully as we discovered how to do C.P.R. We found out that you can keep an unconscious person who is not breathing alive whilst the emergency services are travelling to the location. The pupils in P5 are absolute stars now in their knowledge of life saving techniques!!

Well done P5!