8.12 Medical Conditions

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to define/demonstrate the first aid for medical conditions required to effectively handle an in-flight emergency situation.

Scope:

Diabetic Emergencies
Epilepsy
Convulsions in Children
Acute Abdominal Distress
First Aid for Acute Abdominal Distress

8.12A Diabetic Emergencies

8.12A.1 Define the types of diabetic emergencies.

8.12A.2 State how the history of an incident helps to identify a diabetic emergency:

  1. Conscious casualty; and
  2. Unconscious casualty.

8.12A.3 List the signs and symptoms of a diabetic emergency:

  1. Diabetic coma; and
  2. Insulin shock.

8.12A.4 State the first aid for a diabetic emergency.

8.12B Epilepsy

8.12B.1 Define the term epilepsy.

8.12B.2 List the signs and symptoms of an epileptic seizure.

8.12B.3 State the first aid for an epileptic seizure.

8.12C Convulsions in Children

8.12C.1 State a common cause of convulsions in children.

8.12C.2 List the signs and symptoms of an epileptic seizure.

8.12C.3 State the first aid for fever convulsions in children.

8.12D Acute Abdominal Distress

8.12D.1 Define the term acute abdominal distress (acute abdomen), e.g., appendicitis.

8.12D.2 Describe the signs and symptoms of an acute abdomen.

8.12E First Aid for Acute Abdominal Distress

8.12E.1 Describe the first aid for acute abdominal distress:

  1. Call for medical assistance;
  2. Give nothing by mouth;
  3. Place casualty in the position of most comfort; and
  4. Give first aid for shock.
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