Emergency Response Guidelines First Aid

Report emergency situations to 119 first and do first aid until paramedics arrive.
evacuate to a safe place.

1. Cool the burn with cold running water for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Do not burst any blisters nor remove any material attached to the burn.

Storms & Torrential Rain

1. Move the patient to a cool place.
2. Lower the body temperature quickly using cold water, a wet towel, and a fan.

evacuate to a safe place.

Bee Sting
1. If any part of the stinger remains, scrape it out immediately with a credit card.
2. Wash the wound with soap and water; apply an ice or cold pack to reduce the severe pain.
※ Do not use tweezers to pull the stinger out.

evacuate to a safe place.

Snake Bite
1. For a snake bite, keep the wound below the heart.
2. Wash the wound with soap and water.
3. Within 15 minutes, loosely tie a cloth at least 2 cm wide  to 10cm above the bitten area (close the heart).

evacuate to a safe place.

Dog Bite
1. Wash the bitten area with running water for 5 to 10 minutes if bleeding is not severe.
2. Do not rub the wound. Instead, let the blood flow a little to remove bateria from the wound.

evacuate to a safe place.

Respiratory Obstruction
1. Stand behind the patient with your legs separated.
2. Perform abdominal thrusts with fists positioned in the middle of the patient's stomach and navel.
3. Repeat until the patient can speak or a foreign object is removed.

  • Source: SAFEKOREA website