Many of you are familiar with this scene in your village- a group of children playing in an open area. Watch this boy, who is chasing the ball. He enters the nearby bushy area. He spots a snake. In no time, it crawls out of its hide out. The scared boy tries to shoo away the snake by throwing a stone. The snake does not crawl away. Instead it turns towards the boy and bites him on the foot. The boy screams for help. His friends runs to his side to help. They see two red spots on the foot. They carry the boy out of the bush. There is a commotion. All the children give different opinions about first aid. Here comes the importance of knowing the first aid in case of a snake bite. Welcome to spoken tutorial on First Aid on Snake Bites. In this tutorial we will see * How important is first aid. And * How to give the correct first aid in case of a snake bite. Before moving on to the first aid instructions, we will review what the group of boys did to save their friend. They made the boy lie down. And then they sought the help of elders to shift him to the hospital. Then they tied a cloth above the wound. Was it the right first aid? Yes! In a way it is correct. In this case, the hospital was not far away. So the boy got the medical aid in time. The correct way to give first aid in case of a snake bite is – Make the person lie down on a flat surface. Roll a cloth on the affected area. The primary purpose of this first aid is to stop the poison from circulating throughout the body. And how should we roll the cloth around the wound? Start rolling from the upper portion of the leg and move downwards. Shift the person quickly to the nearest hospital for further treatment. In this way, first aid given in time prevent many damages. Remember, wrong first aid can make one’s condition worse. Do’s in case of a snake bite. First lay the victim down When you roll the cloth apply some pressure And the Don’ts in case of a snake bite Do Not Cut the skin or the flesh around the bite. Do Not Put ice on or around the bite Do Not Shock the person with electricity Do Not Try to suck the blood or the venom out of the bite and Do Not Tie the cloth too tight. This could lead to gangrene. This video is part of the bridge the digital divide initiative of the spoken tutorial project To know more about the spoken tutorial project Watch the video available at http://spoken-tutorial.org/What_is_a_Spoken_Tutorial It summaries the Spoken Tutorial project If you do not have a good bandwidth you can download and watch it The Spoken Tutorial project team conducts workshops using spoken tutorials. Gives certificates to those who pass an online test. For more details, please write to: [email protected] Spoken Tutorial Project is a part of the Talk to a Teacher project It is Supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Government of India More information on this mission is available at http://spoken-tutorial.orgNMEICT-Intro This is Prathamesh Salunke, thanks for joining Jai Hind.