• First aid to the rescue when in case of emergency

    December 11, 2016

    First Aid on Alcohol Overdose

    Ethanol is toxic active ingredients contained in all alcoholic beverages. Ethanol can weaken and suppress the activity of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that controls psychomotor abilities like coordination and reaction gestures.

    Another reaction is distracting activities such as talking limb, reduce hearing and eye movements. Alcohol also can reduce the level of awareness and self-control behavior.

    Consuming alcohol will cause a false sense of pleasure. Alcohol can react like body stimulant or stimulants, but in fact alcohol is a cause of depression (depressant).

    According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book entitled 'First Aid, How to Properly First Aid and Emergency', an alcohol overdose symptoms such as reduced coordination, slurred speech, abnormal breathing, tend unconsciously, eyes reddened and there is the possibility of coma.

    If you see these symptoms, immediately do the following:

    1. If the victim was asleep with pulse and respiration were normal, wake up with a way to shake the body or recall. For such cases, the victim did not require emergency treatment.

    2. Place the victim in a safe place so as not to injure themselves while continuing to monitor the situation.

    3. If the victim is unconscious or can not be awakened and pernapasnnya looks abnormal or victim in a coma, keep track remains smooth breathing.

    4. Immediately take the victim to hospital.

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