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AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID–RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION 1 Introduction – Chapter 1 An emergency is a situation demanding immediate action. Two types of emergencies are— Sudden illness. Injury. Emergencies can also be categorized as life-threatening and non-life-threatening: A life-threatening emergency is an illness or injury that impairs a victim’s ability to circulate oxygenated blood to all the parts of his or her body. A non-life-threatening emergency is a situation that does not have an immediate impact on a victim’s ability to circulate oxygenated blood, but still requires medical attention.
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EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITION 2 Recognizing Emergencies Your primary role as a citizen responder in an emergency includes— Recognizing that an emergency exists. Deciding to act. Taking action by calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number. Giving care until help arrives.
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