Originally posted by HomerinNC
In a child you NEVER do a blind finger sweep, if you see something, you attempt to take it out, if you do a blind finger sweep, the chances are if
something is lodged there, it can be pushed back, further lodging whatever's there.
I'm a former EMT, and other medics out there, should verify what I just said
Hi Homer.....yeah sorry, we were told to take a look and if you see anything, fish it out with a finger sweep. Only if you saw something though.
Thanks for the info though, always good to hear from someone more knowledgeable.
Just out of interest Homer, is there one first aid panel that dictates changes to procedures worldwide, or would the US do things differently than the
UK and likewise around the world? I know techniques have changed over the years, i guess thats due to new research and experience.
When i first started years ago for example, it was 15 compressions to 2 breaths for CPR, then it changes about half a dozen times, then i've heard
people saying don't worry about the breaths any more, just do compressions.
Gets a big confusing with all the mixed messages.