Sports First Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Foreign objects in the eye, ears or nose

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First Aid for Eye, Ear, and Nose Foreign Objects

Eye Foreign Objects

If something like an eyelash, sand, dust, or an insect gets into the eye:

  • Flush with Water: Gently hold the eye open and flush with clean or saline water.
  • Positioning: Tip the head slightly to one side and pour water into the inner corner of the eye.
  • Keep Dry: Place a towel around the shoulders to keep them dry.

Seek Medical Help If:

  • The foreign object cannot be flushed out.
  • The object is on the white of the eye.

Ear Foreign Objects

If something is lodged in the ear:

  • Positioning: Encourage the child to tip their head to one side to see if the item falls out.
  • Medical Attention: Seek medical help if the item remains lodged in the ear.

Important Note:

Attempting to remove objects from the ear may cause damage to hearing and balance.

Nose Foreign Objects

If a child has something stuck in their nose:

  • Do Not Attempt Removal: Do not let the child or anyone else attempt to remove it.
  • Keep Calm: Keep the child calm and take them to the hospital immediately.

Insect in the Ear:

If an insect is in the ear:

  • Positioning: Have the child tilt their head with the affected ear up.
  • Flush with Water: Fill the ear with water to flush out the insect.
  • Medical Advice: Seek medical advice if the insect does not float out.

Important Note:

Seek medical assistance promptly for any foreign objects that have penetrated or become stuck in sensitive areas like the eyes, ears, or nose.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit three LO7.1, 7.2 & 7.3