SAFETY, EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID AWARENESS
What is safety?
relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY?
1. A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
2. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance
WHAT IS FIRST AID?
Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.
SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Prior to flight f/a attend a safety briefing with the purser. The pilots may also be present. This briefing entails:-
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* Dispose of hot liquids
* Be always aware of mechanical emergencies that can occur during take-off and landing.
* F/a must remain stationed at exits and monitor the airplane and cabin as pax deplane/disembark.
* Assist special needs pax, small children.
* Escort children, following the proper paperwork and id process to escort then to the designated person picking then up.
Types of emergencies:
* Rejected take-offs
* Smoke in cabin
* On board births and deaths
* Cardiac and inflight medical situations
* Dangerous goods spills in the cabin
* Land and water /ditching, including the preparation of pax and the cabin
* Evacuation using slide/rafts, follow up survival skills based on the environment, such as open water, jungle, water, tropical, artic climates along with the various emergency equipment.
* Your duty as a Flight Attendant is to offer immediate and temporary care to a customer of an accident or sudden illness until professional care can be obtained.
* It is given in order to prevent death or further injury, to relieve pain, and to counteract shock. It may mean the difference between life and death, or temporary and permanent disability. It includes well selected words of encouragement, evidence of willingness to help, and promotion of confidence by demonstration of competence.
BASIC RULES FOR ADMINISTERING FIRST AID INFLIGHT
Listed below are six basic rules for administering first aid inflight. They are applied in all first aid situations.
* keep calm and determine the injuries or sudden cause of illness.
* Find out exactly what happened. Information may be obtained from the customer, friends, family or witnesses
* Put on latex gloves before administering first aid, particularly when treating an open wound. Gloves are available in the CPRbags, Vital 1 and one box is attached to each First Aid Kit.
* Check for an emergency medical alert emblem or other identification, such as a card, bracelet or necklace to provide information on the customer's condition (have a witness when searching for identification).
* If customer's condition appears serious, do not hesitate to use the P.A. and request medical assistance from a doctor that may be on board. Credentials should always be checked before relinquishing your duties.
* Treat injuries in order of their importance.
Act quickly and deal with the urgent conditions first.
* Broken bones
* Loosen tight clothing around neck and waist.
* Reassure customer by telling him what you are doing and what it will do for him.
* Do not give liquids to an unconscious customer.
* Maintain communication with flightdeck.
Once emergency measures have been taken to ensure the customer's safety, at least one Flight Attendant continues first aid treatment while another Flight Attendant...