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First Aid for Breathing Emergencies and Hypoxia

Continuous breathing is vital for life. When a person’s breathing is affected through injury or illness, their life can be in immediate danger. As a first aider, you have to be able to recognize a breathing emergency very quickly and know what first aid to give – the casualty’s life may depend on it.   Breathing Emergency – Hypoxia A breathing emergency causes a lack of oxygen in the blood. This condition, ...

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