First Aid Chapter 1 cont'd

This will start emergency medical help call first or

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Unformatted text preview: is wrong? Call •  Calling 9-1-1 is the most important action you can take. •  This will start emergency medical help Call First or Care First? •  “Only person at the scene,” you should shout for help. •  Then decide weather to Call First or Care First. Call First Situations IF YOU ARE ALONE: •  Unconscious adult or adolescent (12 years or older) •  Sudden collapse of a child or infant that you witnessed •  Unconscious infant or child known to have heart problems. • Usually cardiac emergencies Care First Situations IF YOU ARE ALONE •  Victim is drowning •  Did not witness a collapse of an unconscious person younger then 12 years old. • Often related to breathing emergencies Care •  Before giving care check the scene and call 9-1-1. •  You may have to give care until EMS arrives. Guide Lines of Giving Care •  Do no further harm •  Monitor breathing and consciousness •  Make sure they are comfortable • Keep the person from getting chilled or overheated •  Give any specific care needed •  Reassure the person Transporting The Injured Perso...
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2013 for the course HEALTH Junior Hea taught by Professor Burlew,dana during the Fall '12 term at Manalapan High.

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