8.11 Asthma, Allergies and Poisons

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to define/demonstrate the first aid for asthma, allergies and poisons required to effectively handle an in-flight emergency situation.

Scope:

Severe Asthma
Severe Allergic Reactions
Poisoning
First Aid for Poisoning by Ingestion

8.11A Severe Asthma

8.11A.1 Define the term asthma and state its causes.

8.11A.2 State the signs and symptoms of a severe asthmatic attack.

8.11A.3 Describe the first aid for a severe asthmatic attack.

8.11B Severe Allergic Reactions

8.11B.1 State the routes of entry by which allergens are introduced into the body.

8.11B.2 Define the term allergic reaction and describe the signs and symptoms.

8.11B.3 Describe the first aid for an allergic reaction.

8.11B.4 Explain the use of the Epi-pen and the Ana-kit.

8.11C Poisoning

8.11C.1 Define the term poison.

8.11C.2 State the facts that help to determine the history of a poisoning emergency.

8.11C.3 List the signs and symptoms of poisoning by ingestion.

8.11D First Aid for Poisoning by Ingestion

8.11D.1 State the first aid for a conscious and unconscious casualty when a poison has been ingested.

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