Medical alert bracelets/necklace
People suffering with known medical conditions such as allergies usually wear a medical alert bracelet/necklace so that in case of an emergency, a first aider can look for the bracelet/necklace and gain important information about the casualty.
The secondary survey (head-to-toes) is a more thorough examination conducted by the first aider and is carried out for casualties with potential injuries. If the casualty is unconscious and breathing adequately, they are left in the recovery position, and the casualty’s signs of life are checked regularly throughout the secondary survey.
The secondary survey is conducted in a methodical manner from which signs, symptoms and history can be established and is started at the head of the casualty. Although a fracture may be an obvious injury, DO NOT forget to wear gloves and carry out the secondary survey in the correct order. This prevents the possibility of missing a more serious injury.