In the event of emergency situations these general guidelines may assist you. Please keep in mind these are broad guidelines and other guidelines/rules may, most likely, supersede these instructions.
General rules for emergency care
Do not perform procedures you are not licensed to do or your not familiar with.
Follow standard Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogens Precautions
Know where to find emergency supplies
Check for breathing, pulse, or bleeding
Do not move the person, this could make their problems worse
Call for help
Do not remove clothes unless absolutely necessary
Cover the person with a blanket in order to keep warm
Do not give the person fluid or food
Try to maintain privacy and keep bystanders at a safe distance
The Heimlich Maneuver is used to relieve an obstructed airway.
In the event of an external hemorrhage you should call for help. DO NOT move any objects that have pierced the skin.
Seizures are sudden tremors or contractions of muscle groups caused by abnormalities. You cannot stop a seizure but you can help prevent the person from injuring themselves by:
Lower the person to the floor and move surrounding dangerous objects
Turn the person on their side
Never leave alone
Call for help
Place soft item under the persons head
Loosen any tight jewelry or clothing around the neck
Never restrain the person
Never put objects especially your finger in their mouth.
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