911, What’s Your Emergency?

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No one can ever predict when they might be faced with a medical emergency that they need to act on. For instance, you may be involved in a road traffic accident, or you may have to act fast if someone who you are with suffers a heart attack. It is very important that you don’t panic, and that you know exactly what you should do if you are ever faced with common emergencies. That way, you will know exactly what you should do when you call 911 and the phone operator asks, “911, what’s your emergency?”

 

Someone Collapses

 

If someone starts to complain that they feel weak or faint, you should get them to sit down as soon as possible. But what happens if they then collapse? First of all, you need to figure out what is wrong with them. They may have simply fainted because of dehydration or the heat, in which case they will come around soon. You should then make sure they have a drink of water. Another cause is that they are diabetic and their blood sugar levels have dropped. You should call an ambulance and try to revive them with an insulin injection if they have one on them. However, if you believe that the patient has had a heart attack, you need to start CPR as soon as you have called for an ambulance. Try and keep this up until the ambulance or air ambulance transport services arrive.

 

Car Crash

 

A car crash can be a very shocking incident, but it is very important that you act with a level head so that everyone gets the help they need. If you can get out of the vehicle and are able to walk, get out of the car and ensure everyone else involved is out of their cars and move to a safe area. You should then call an ambulance. If the crash is blocking a road, you will also need to call the police who can assist with moving the vehicles. Make sure that the medics assist to those who have been injured the most first. It is also important that you call your insurance company as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your insurance claim.

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Someone Starts To Have A Fit

 

It can be very scary if someone around you starts to have a fit. Thankfully, there is plenty that you can do to help them and ensure they are comfortable initially after the seizure. First of all, you should try to move them away from anything that could harm them during the fit. You should also place something under their head to cushion it. Loosening tight clothing around their neck can also help them to breathe. Even if the seizure is over in no time at all, you should still call an ambulance so that they can get the medical assistance that they need.

 

Hopefully, you now know exactly how you should act if you are ever involved with one of these emergencies.

 

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