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Unformatted text preview: Emergencies in the Classroom Gregg S. Margolis, MS, NREMT-P Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Program University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Todays goal Develop strategies to deal with emergencies that are most likely to occur in a classroom setting. A few things to consider Emotions are normal Its not how you feel, its how you look! It is OK not to know what is wrong There is very little liability for doing something! Pennsylvanias Good Samaritan Law 8332. Nonmedical Good Samaritan Civil Immunity (a) General Rule. Any person who renders emergency care, first aid, or rescue at the scene of an emergency, or moves the person receiving such care, first aid and rescue to a hospital or other place of medical care, shall not be liable to such person for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions in rendering the emergency care, first aid, or rescue, or moving the person receiving the same to a hospital or other place of medical care, except in acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm or any grossly negligent acts or omissions which result in harm of the person receiving the emergency care, first aid or rescue or being moved to a hospital or other place of medical care. in fact there may be more liability for doing nothing. There are 3 kinds of patients Sick Im not sure Injured A few general principles Protect yourself, whenever possible Dont move the injured or Im not sure patient Let sick patients assume the position of comfort NOTHING IN THE MOUTH! well, almost nothing. Talk to them!!! Recognize the emergency Trauma Falls Cuts Burns Changes in consciousness Breathing difficulties Severe pain Miscellaneous complaints 4 simple steps Get help Start the Breathing Stop the Bleeding C.A.R.E. Get help Call your local EMS...
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