Welcome All and Our Respected Readers,
Today we will update you on “Modified Recovery Position” which is named as “HAINES”; High Arm IN Endangered Spine.
As we all know that there are lot of conditions associated before to take decision to put victim in recovery position. As a general rule a victim should not be moved, especially if you suspect, from the victim’s position or the nature of the injury, that the victim may have a spinal injury BUT as a real time situation dictates you to do so in a way your or victim’s life in in danger then place the victim in a modified High Arm IN Endangered Spine (HAINES) recovery position. The step by step guide to do so is:
1:- The casualty’s arm should be fully raised by ‘rotating it outwards’ to ensure it is beside the casualty’s head. This is achieved automatically by ensuring the palm is facing upwards.
2:- The casualty’s upper limb to be placed across the chest, with fingers pointing to the opposite shoulder.
3:- Bend the casualty’s nearest lower leg at the knee.
4:- The rescuer’s hand is then placed under the hollow of casualty’s neck and head to provide stabilisation.
5:- The casualty is then carefully rolled away by the rescuer, by simultaneously pushing on the casualty’s nearest shoulder with the first aider’s forearm of the stabilising hand and the casualty’s flexed knee ensuring large casualty’s do not roll into the prone position.
6:- Whilst still supporting the head and neck, place the hand of the casualty’s upper arm ‘Palm down’, placing the fingers under the Armpit of the underarm. As soon as the hand from the upper arm is placed into the armpit, ensure the Forearm is flat on the surface and is position at 90 degrees to the body. When the casualty is positioned on their side, check the airway and if required, clear with the face turned slightly downwards to permit drainage from the mouth.
We look forward to your comments (if any).
To Your Success,
Faisal Javed Mir
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Welcome Respected Readers,
Our today’s post on Online CPR Training Class Vs Conventional Classroom CPR Training is very important to understand as many of the training providers in market are offering online CPR training courses and they issue certificates to participants as well.
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan recommends such practices for informal learning, to create awareness, to engage students in practicing more and more; to encourage them while online practices on low risks involved if you do hands-only CPR etc. But First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan is not in favor of online CPR class and then certifies and issue certificates to participants as it is not recommended by American Heart Association. We at First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan have clear understanding of the matter and have given our words and commitment in our “Practical Skills and CPR Training” policy. Below are some of the extracts from our policy document on this issue.
“It is the policy of First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan that CPR learning curriculum’s which ignore the importance of associated physical skills practice are not adequate to meet the reasonable performance measure and should be avoided. ………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Henceforth, First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan will not issue a certificate to those participants who have completed only theory part of any training course and have not participated in practical skills necessary to achieve reasonable outcome.”
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan also offers blended training courses but there is mandatory requirement that every student have to appear for practical (physical) skill assessment before authorized instructor and will get completion certificate only if he demonstrates correct use of life saving skills. Instructor will also allow them time and chances to clear their misunderstandings and re-appear there required to do so.
With this we would like to quote here the extracts from American Heart Association’s latest guidelines released in October, 2010.
“Methods to improve bystanders willingness to perform CPR include formal training in CPR techniques, including compression-only (Hands-Only) CPR for those who may be unwilling or unable to perform conventional CPR; educating providers on the low risk of acquiring an infection by performing CPR; and specific training directed at helping providers overcome fear or panic when faced with a actual cardiac arrest victim.”
American Heart Association further states in the below paragraph about the role of EMS in an emergency situation and transfer of instruction to untrained bystanders which unfortunately some of the training providers misunderstood and claiming that there is no harm in online CPR training classes which we and most of other training providers did not see in below paragraph.
“EMS should provide dispatcher instruction over the telephone to help bystanders recognize victims of cardiac arrest, including victims who may still be gasping, and to encourage bystander to provide CPR if arrest is likely. Dispatchers may also instruct untrained bystanders in the performance of compression-only (Hands-Only) CPR.“
With above AHA also stated in their same document, “BLS skills can be learned equally well with practice while watching (video-based) training as through longer, traditional instructor-led courses”.
Along with above AHA also recommends, “BLS courses should include periodic assessment of rescuer knowledge and skills with reinforcement provided as needed”.
Now how one can pass on reinforcement feedback when two (trainee and instructor) of them are not present at one scene? How one can go for periodic assessment sessions? Etc.
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan wanted to clear misunderstanding in Pakistan on this issue and have posted this to answer all the misconceptions with references from latest guidelines released by AHA in October 2010.
We will look forward to you for your words on online CPR class vs traditional CPR class and appreciate if you positively take part in our upcoming survey on this subject.
To Your Success,
Faisal Javed Mir