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In babies, the pulse in the upper arm (brachial pulse) is easier to ﬁnd. When checking a pulse, use your ﬁngers (not your thumb) and press lightly against the skin. Record the following points. ■ Rate (number of beats per minute). ■ Strength (strong or weak). ■ Rhythm (regular or irregular). Brachial pulse Radial pulse Carotid pulse Place the pads of two ﬁngers on the inner side of an infant’s upper arm. Place the pads of two or three ﬁngers below the wrist creases at the base of the thumb. Place the pads of two ﬁngers in the hollow between the large neck muscle and the windpipe.
Be aware that road surfaces may be slippery because of fuel, oil, or even ice. ■ Be aware that undeployed air bags and unactivated seat-belt tensioners may be a hazard. ■ Find out as much as you can about the accident and relay this information to the emergency services when they arrive. Casualty in a vehicle Assume that any injured casualty in a vehicle has a neck injury. Support the head while you await help. Reassure her and keep her ears uncovered so that she can hear you. 31 MANAGING AN INCIDENT FIRES Fire spreads very quickly, so your ﬁrst priority is to warn any people at risk.
42 on or from behind, a speciﬁc pattern of injuries can be suspected. The driver’s body will be suddenly propelled one way, but the driver’s head will lag behind brieﬂy before moving. This results in a “whiplashing” movement of the neck (below). The casualty may also have injuries caused by the seatbelt restraint; for example, fracture of the breastbone and possibly bruising of the heart or lungs. There may be injuries to the face due to contact with the steering wheel or an inﬂated airbag. MECHANISMS OF INJURY FORCES EXERTED ON THE BODY The energy forces exerted during an impact are another important indicator of the type or severity of any injury.
ACEP First Aid Manual (5th Edition) by DK Publishing