WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
Call an Ambulance Do not move the patient if:
- You think there may be a back or neck injury or any other injury that could be made worse by movement.
- The person is in shock.
- The person has breathing problems.
- The person had severe chest pains.
If the patient is not seriously ill or injured:
- Take the patient directly to Accident and Emergency Department of the nearest Hospital.
When to seek urgent medical attention:
- Head injuries
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe bleeding, chest or stomach pains
- Broken or dislocated bones
If the patient is unconscious by breathing:
- Turn them on their side
- Check airway is open by lifting their chin and tilting the head back slightly.
How to recognise severe chest pain or a heart attack:
- Vice-like pain in the middle of the chest, often spreading down the left arm and jaw.
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden faintness or giddiness
- Grey pallor to the skin
- Lips look blue
How to recognise Medical Shock
- Patient becomes pale, sweaty, drowsy and confused.
- If conscious Seek urgent medical help
- Reassure the patient
- Do not given anything to eat or drink If unconscious but breathing Place in recovery position.