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First Aid (4 Parts)

Synopsis
Series produced in association with the British Red Cross demonstrating basic life-saving procedures and the appropriate treatment for common injuries.
1: Deals with resuscitation and demonstrates the first-aider’s power to give the casualty every possible chance of survival. Explains the ABC of resuscitation and gives examples of correct treatment in the event of cardiac arrest, choking (adult and child), dealing with the aftermath of a stroke, gassing, drowning and electrocution. Deomstrates mouth-to-mouth ventilation and heart compression, with advice on treating adults and children.
2: Explains the reasons for shock and its effects on the body. Shows correct treatment for major external bleeding, severe burns, chemical burns, severe scalding, spinal injury and internal bleeding. Shows how to assess the state of the victim, including indications of internal injury, and how to modify the basic techniques when helping small children.
3: Injuries to muscles and bones are not usually life threatening, but can lead to permanent pain and disability if not handled properly. The video shows how to recognise and treat open fractures, closed fractures, dislocation, soft tissue injury such as sprains, spinal injuries. Also discusses prioritising treatment.
4: Looks at how to deal with the unexpected and advises on smoke inhalation, asthma attacks, diabetes, epilepsy, chemical splashes and burns, and flash burns. Demonstrates how to move a casualty to safety.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 4 x 15 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Hire (Videotel only)
Sale; 2000 hire: £95.00 (+VAT +p&p) each for 5 days (Videotel) 2000 sale: £395.00 (+VAT +p&p) each (Videotel)
Uses
Support for trained first-aiders.
Subjects
Health & safety
Keywords
emergency medical treatment

Sections

Title
Matter of life and death, A 1
Synopsis
1: Deals with resuscitation and demonstrates the first-aider's power to give the casualty every possible chance of survival. Explains the ABC of resuscitation and gives examples of correct treatment in the event of cardiac arrest, choking (adult and child

Title
Dealing with shock
Synopsis
2: Explains the reasons for shock and its effects on the body. Shows correct treatment for major external bleeding, severe burns, chemical burns, severe scalding, spinal injury and internal bleeding. Shows how to assess the state of the victim, including

Title
Bone and muscle injuries
Synopsis
3: Injuries to muscles and bones are not usually life threatening, but can lead to permanent pain and disability if not handled properly. The video shows how to recognise and treat open fractures, closed fractures, dislocation, soft tissue injury such as

Title
Dealing with the unexpected
Synopsis
4: Looks at how to deal with the unexpected and advises on smoke inhalation, asthma attacks, diabetes, epilepsy, chemical splashes and burns, and flash burns. Demonstrates how to move a casualty to safety.

Production Company

Name

Videotel International

Sponsor

Name

British Red Cross Society

Distributor

Name

British Red Cross Society

Web
http://www.redcross.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7201 5025
Fax
information@redcross.org.uk
Address
Information Services
9 Grosvenor Crescent
London
SW1X 7EJ
Name

Videotel International

Email
mail@videotelmail.com
Web
http://www.videotel.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7299 1800
Fax
020 7299 1818
Address
84 Newman Street
London
W1T 3EU
Notes
Originally a maker and distributor of training products for the marine industry, focusing on onboard training, shipping and legislation. The range has extended to include specialist programmes for oil, gas and chemical tankers, containers, refrigerated cargo, passenger and RO-RO ships, offshore operations, pilots, surveyors, port and terminal operators. Sale in a range of formats including DVD and video-on-demand.

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