First Aid: Can You Help Yourself? (Quiz)

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You might have learnt how to give people First Aid in your First Aid certification course or training. But did somebody ever teach you how to give First Aid to yourself? Did you even ever think about it?

Well, let’s think about it now, because you are not surrounded by any First Aider all the time, or may be you live alone in an apartment and you have no one around.

So, do you know what to do when you suffer from any health issue and only First Aider near you is you. Below is the quiz. Give your answers in comment section. I will post the right answers with explanation later.

What you will do if you gets into following situations. Pick the most logical answer.

Situation 1: You hit a bump, get disbalanced and fall down from you bike. Only your leg is injured but injury may be severe. You are on highway and on one is around.
a) I will remove my helmet, find my phone, lie down in one side of the road, put my bag below my legs to elevate them and call my emergency contact.
b) I will drag my bike to one side, call emergency contact, stand in some shed and click some good pictures of my leg to post them on Facebook.
c) I will check how bad is the damage in bike.
d) I will pick my bike and will drive towards the hospital.

Situation 2: You start getting sudden crushing pain in chest and feeling of breathlessness and dizziness. You are in a park.
a) I will ask someone to call an ambulance and my emergency contact immediately and then ask them to stay there until help arrives.
b) I will call my emergency contact and wait for them to come and take me to the hospital.
c) I will ask someone if they have Aspirin.
d) I will simply lie down in recovery position.

Situation 3: You are playing football with friends in backyard. You collide with someone, you fall and lose one tooth. You notice bleeding from your tooth socket.
a) I will lean forward and let the blood drain away.
b) I will ask my friend to take me to the hospital.
c) I will find my tooth and keep it in my pocket and go to hospital.
d) I will find my tooth, keep it in my cheek, find a cotton or cloth, and I will press it onto the wound and go to hospital.

Situation 4: You are on trekking with your friends. You start feeling pain in your leg and then you notice two small puncture marks there. You suspect snake bite.
a) I will lie down with my head elevated and stop moving. I will ask my friends to get one vehicle to get me to the hospital and tie a cloth above the wound.
b) I will check my pulse.
c) I will lie down in recovery position.
d) I will walk towards the car to go to hospital.

Situation 5: You feel that some insect has crawled into your ear. You are alone at home.
a) I will try to remove it with my fingers.
b) I will try to take it out with the help of tweezers.
c) I will ask someone to take it out with tweezers.
d) I will ask someone to pour water into my ear and see if the insect float to the surface.

Situation 6: You are alone at home and eating food. You start choking.
a) I will try to swallow it.
b) I will text my parents to ask what to do.
c) I will try to drink water.
d) I will lean forward and keep coughing and try Self Heimlich Maneuver.

Situation 7: You were working all day and now in the evening you start sweating, and feeling cold, weak and confused. You are at home. You have Hypoglycemia.
a) I will have some coffee.
b) I will go to sleep.
c) I will eat something sweet and rest.
d) I will eat something salty.

Situation 8: You fall and twist you ankle. You start feeling pain and you are unable to walk. You are alone at home. You suspect sprain in your ankle.
a) I will keep walking and ignore the pain.
b) I will take Paracetamol tablet.
c) I will lie down and put my ankle over a hot water bottle.
d) I will apply cold compress on my ankle, then wrap it with elastic bandage and then lie down with my ankle elevated.

Situation 9: You wake up in the morning, take a bath and after a while you start shivering because weather is cold and you get Hypothermia.
a) I will wrap myself in a blanket and make some tea for myself, then sit infront of heater or hot air blower until I start feeling better.
b) I will have some water and take rest.
c) I will eat something.
d) I will call for an ambulance.

Situation 10: You move to a new city and rent an apartment. You live alone.
a) I will talk to neighbor and ask them about the nearest movie theater and shopping mall.
b) I will buy new furniture.
c) I will go to the zoo in city.
d) I will talk to my neighbors and get the contact number of emergency services of the nearest hospital.

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