If the wound on the arm or the leg is bleeding profusely, it can be raised. This reduces the blood flow to the wounded area.
Open wounds of the chest could be sucking in the air, making it hard for the patient to breathe. Covering of the wound with a piece of polythene and putting a bandage on the top of this may help to reduce air being sucked into the chest. Get the patient quickly to hospital.
In large crush injuries or in amputation avoid washing the wounds, as it will lead to more blood loss. Just cover the wound with clean cloth and tie a pressure bandage quickly. If possible keep the limb raised. Avoid using raw cotton wool to cover a wound as it gets stuck to the wound, and is difficult to remove and delay healing.
In case of an Eye Wound
Do not attempt any cleaning or washing of an open eye injury. Cover the eye with a clean soft cloth; place a stiff covering on top to prevent any pressure coming on the eye. This is important because the contents can be squeezed out even through a very small wound.
In case of Bleeding from Ear
Bleeding from ears mean either injury to the ear alone, or serious head injury. Avoid putting anything in the ears to stop bleeding as this could further damage the eardrum. Get the patient to lie down with the injured ear facing down.
In case of Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints
When muscle joints or bones get injured, blood collects over the area, and a swelling appears. You can reduce the swelling by bringing down the bleeding. Apply cold water or ice packs if available. It reduces local blood flow and this brings down the internal bleeding and swelling. But remember not to keep ice packs on more than ten minutes at a stretch as this will lead to something like frostbite, and not to place ice directly on skin. Always wrap it in a cloth first. A muscle injury can be made less painful by putting a splint on the injured limb.
In case of Broken Bones and Dislocated Joints
A fracture or dislocation can be confirmed if there is obvious deformity, abnormal mobility, if the limb cannot be moved at all and if a grating feeling is there. First aid for all fractures and dislocations must aim to reduce movement, which will give relief from pain. Splinting should be done with caution.
Shifting the Injured to the Hospital
- Ensure that he is not hurt more.
- The patient should be carried on firm board of stretcher so spine remains stable.
- While shifting, the patient’s back, neck and airway need to be protected from further injury. So always take help of another person.
- If the patient is unconscious, gently place a large folded cloth or towel under the neck so that the neck doesn’t sag against the ground.
- The vehicle used to carry the patient to the hospital should have enough space to keep the patient’s back straight and the person accompanying should be able to care for and resuscitate the patients if necessary.
- During transportation keep a watch on whether the patient’s airway is clear, whether the patient is breathing and whether you can feel the pulse in the patient.
- If there is only one limb injury the patient can be safely taken to hospital on a chair in a sitting position. Take care to splint or protect limb injuries or bleeding.
|First Aid||Trauma Center||Hospitals and Ambulances||Cranes||Blood Banks|
|Sushruta Trauma Center: 23983011-14|
|AIIMS||26864851, 26588500, 26588700, 26589900|
|Bara Hindu Rao Hospital||23919738, 23912435, 23919625|
|Deen Dayal Upadhyaya||25400336|
|Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Pusa Road||25712389|
|Maharaja Agrasan, Punjabi Bagh||25106645, 25226645-55, 25223476-77|
|Meta Chanan Dev, Janak Puri||25554487|
|LNJP, Delhi Gate||23233400|
|Ram Manohar Lohia, Central Secretariat||23365525, 23744721, 23365525|
|Safdarjung Hospital||26165060, 2665032, 26168336|
|Escorts Heart Institute and Res.Ctr., Okhla||26825000, 26825001|
|G. B. Pant Hospital, Delhi Gate||23234242, 23236355, 23237123|
|Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar||2692585801|
|St. Stephens Hospital, Tiz Hazari||23966021/27|
|Sant Parmanand Hospitals, Civil Lines||23981260, 23983928|
|Smt. Sucheta Kriplani||23363728|
|AIDS Diagnostic Center||26441826|
|National Chest Institute||26964044|
|Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute||27051011-29, 27051011-30|
|Institute for Physically Handicapped ITO||23236378|
|Sunder Lal Jain Hospital, Ashok Vihar||27119964-69, 27221124, 27413186(F)|
|G. T. B. Hospital||22286262|
|Gujarmal Modi Hospital and Res. Ctr.||26852112, 26852116, 26854611|
|H. Jain Hospital and Maternity Home||25551507|
|Hans Charitable Hospital||27211959|
|Healing Touch Hospital||26521544|
|Holy Family Hospital||26845900-09|
|Indian Spinal Injuries Ctr.||26896642, 26894884, 26898448|
|Jeewan (Mala) Hospital||23511474- 77|
|Jeewan Nursing Home and Hospital||25851902|
|Kalra Hospital and Shri Ram Heart Inst.||25434600, 25430370|
|Lions Hospital and Research Ctr.||26831265, 26833879|
|M. P. Heart Ctr.||26489830|
|Muni Maya Ram Jain Hospital||27253034, 27253039|
|N. S. Hospital||23511692|
|National Heart Institute||26415065|
|North Delhi Nursing Home||27422131, 27133787, 27452450|
|Nulife Hospital and Maternity Ctr.||27232646|
|Palm Springs Hospital||25798695|
|Roshanlal Bajaj Memorial Hospital||25737473|
|Sahi Hospital||24314086, 24319802, 24315845|
|Sanjay Hospital and Maternity Ctr.||25085570, 25085241|
|Sanjeevan Medical Research Ctr.(P) Ltd.||23265515, 23257143, 23257144|
|Tirath Ram Shah Hospital||22522425, 23956336, 23972487|
|Vasant Lok Hospital||26149423, 26149422, 26142730|
|Veeranwali Intl. Hospital||24676380, 24102189, 24676421|
|Vimhans Hospital||26310510, 26310520, 26924300|
|Virmani Hospital||22474748, 22479232|
|Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. Hospital||23965532, 23983618-19|
|E. S. I||25100949|
|Apollo Hospital||26925858, 26925801|
|Ganga Ram Hospital||25735205, 25735207|
|Guru Nanak Eyes Cen.||23234612|
|IHBAS Mental Hospital||22114021, 22114029|
|J. N. P Hospital||23233400, 23230733|
|Kalawati Saran Hospital||23746543|
|R.B.T. B Hospital||27216767, 27113493|
|Red Cross Society||23716441|
|Sushruta Trauma Center||23983011-14|
|Sanjay Gandhi Hospital||27915990|
|Chawla Ambulance Services||011-25701302|
|International Medical Service||011-26118394|
|Sahara Ambulance Service||011-25498963|
|Delhi Ambulance Services||011-25793124|
|St. John’s Ambulance Service||011-23717789, 011-23720143|
|AIIMS, Aurobindo Marg||26569461|
|Blood Bank Organisation,
|Indian Red Cross Society||23711551, 23716441-43|
|White Cross Bank,
East of Kailash
|Apollo Blood Bank||26825707|
|Sunil Blood Bank,
In case of Fire
In case of Fire at your home, office, factory , godown, shop etc immediately dial the following numbers
DIAL 112 for POLICE
DIAL 101 for FIRE TENDERS
Give exact address of your premises and also a clear route for the fire tenders and police to reach at the earliest.
In case of Disasters
In case of a natural or a man made disaster like earthquake, flood, bomb blast etc, evacuate the premises, dial the following telephone numbers for help.
- DIAL 101 for Fire Tenders
- DIAL 112 for Police Assistance
- DIAL 102 for Ambulance