Cuts, fractures and amputations are among the most common reasons for applying to the hospital during the Eid al-Adha. A momentary inattention and inattention can result in death if the victim slaughter accidents are not intervened quickly. Pointing out that first aid saves lives in such cases and the right intervention is very important, Lecturer. See. Nurcan Esin shared what should be done as a first aid in sacrificial slaughter accidents, and the methods to be applied in emergency response to bleeding and risky limb damage.
DO NOT REMOVE THE BLOODED GLAND
Stating that it is important to apply pressure with a clean piece of cloth when a simple incision occurs, Esin said, “If the bleeding still continues even after 1-2 minutes with this pressure, you should definitely apply to a clinic or hospital. This means venous bleeding or arterial bleeding,” he said.
Stating that rapid or gushing bleeding can have serious consequences if not intervened, Esin said, “In such cases, we apply firm pressure on the bleeding with a clean cloth we find. If the bleeding still continues and the swab is also quite bloody, we should not remove the swab. Because our body takes action to repair the cuts. Therefore, we will add a new piece of cloth and apply pressure on it. If it still hasn’t stopped, we need to wrap it up so that we can create pressure in the area. Then, we need to lift the arm by applying pressure to the upper level of the heart, without hanging it down.”
DO NOT REMOVE SINKING OBJECT
Expressing that an object may have sunk into the person during the sacrifice, Esin explained the intervention to be made in this case with the following words:
“We never pull out the stuck material. We wrap the object around it, preventing it from moving, and quickly take it to the hospital. Pre-hospital emergency interventions are very important for survival. The first correct and timely intervention prevents disability.”
ATTENTION TO THE FIRST HOURS AT LEG DISPOSITION
Emphasizing that the blood will drain quickly from both the arteries and the veins in case of limb rupture, Nurcan Esin said, “If limb rupture is in hand, it is necessary to tie it to the upper part of the humerus between the shoulder and elbow with a material of 8-10 cm width, that is, a tourniquet must be applied in at least 6-8 hours. Since the limb can be sutured, it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital in at least 2 hours.
DO NOT CLEAN THE BREAKED PART
Esin said, “If the broken part is muddy or bloody in a place, if it is in contact with other substances, we never clean the foreign substances on it. While cleaning these, we are destroying the tissue on the limb.”
BREAKED PART MUST NOT CONTACT WITH ICE
Reminding that it is necessary to wrap the amputated limb in a clean cloth, Esin said, “We need to wrap it in a clean cloth, put it in a bag and put that bag in a bag containing a second ice cube. It is very wrong to put the organ on ice because it causes tissue death and cannot be sutured at that time,” he said.
BEWARE OF THE RISK OF INTERNAL BLEEDING
Stating that the person may also be exposed to the blows of the sacrificial animal, Esin warned:
“If the person’s face has started to turn white, if he has started to sweat and feels the need to lie down, we can understand that this person is at risk of internal bleeding. The victim can cuckold the person. This usually coincides with the lower navel and this area is a region with high blood supply. In this case, the hip region has spaces that can take 2-3 liters of blood. When blood seeps into these gaps, the citizen can quickly fall to the ground. If there is someone who feels bad by saying that he is dizzy and has been beaten, internal bleeding should come to mind immediately. In this case, we should lay the person on their back on the ground. An ambulance should be waited by putting a pillow or a pile under their feet.”