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Choking and Breathing Crisis Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing, squeaking noises when trying to breathe, skin is flushed, skin is turning pale, cough maybe weak or forceful How old is the patient? Is the patient conscious? When did the signs and symptoms begin? Is the patient able to speak, cry or cough? If patient is a child give them five back blows? If nothing happens call 911 immediately. If patient is unconscious call 911. If patient is not a child and giving the universal sign to choking give them the Heimlich maneuver Shock Low blood pressure, dizziness, weakness, shallow breathing, nausea Is there a history of high blood pressure? Has there been any recent surgeries? Has patient had any recent accidents? Call 911 if patient has fainted. Place them on the floor with their legs up approximately 12 inches. If patient is vomiting roll them to their side Wounds Dizziness, weakness, possible loss of blood, fever Is there any drainage? If so what color is it? Is there a fever? How big is the wound? Are you bleeding uncontrollably? If patient is having uncontrollable bleeding or drainage seek medical help immediately. If fever patient can use over the counter fever reducer. Call doctor for follow up Burns
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