If you help someone with exposed bodily fluids or chemicals your main priority should be to look after yourself: PUT ON GLOVES OR ANY OTHER PROTECTIVE BARRIER YOU CAN FIND.
A MINOR IRRITATION E.g. Dust or dirt Wash the irritation out of the eye with distilled, or cold tap water Make sure the water runs in an opposite direction to the healthy eye
A SERIOUS INJURY E.g. An obstruction Hold a sterile dressing over the eye, bandage in place if needed Close the good eye to try and limit any movement, bandage if this will help Take to hospital or call 999 if you think it is needed
CHEMICAL INJURIES Make sure you are wearing gloves then open and wash the eye out with lots of clean water Make sure the water runs in an opposite direction to the healthy eye Call 999 for an ambulance
Hi, I'm Becki From First4Aid. I have dealt with some wierd and wonderful first aid incidents so you will be in good hands if you come on one of our First Aid Training Courses in Coventry or the West Midlands!