Stethoscope

Emergencies

What To Do In An Emergency:

CALL AN AMBULANCE

DO NOT MOVE THE PATIENT IF:



IF THE PATIENT IS NOT SERIOUSLY ILL OR INJURED:
Take the patient directly to the accident department of the nearest hospital


WHEN TO SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION:



RECOVERY POSITION:
If the patient is unconscious but breathing

Recovery Position

HOW TO RECOGNISE SEVERE CHEST PAIN OR A HEART ATTACK:



WHAT TO DO IF THE PAIN DOES NOT EASE:



HOW TO RECOGNISE MEDICAL SHOCK:



IF CONSCIOUS:



IF UNCONSCIOUS BUT BREATHING:



Burns:
Apply large quantities of cold water to the affected area as soon as possible and maintain this until the pain subsides. This may take as long as 15 minutes! If the skin is unbroken but blistered, apply a loose, dry dressing. If the burn is larger than four or five inches in diameter or if the skin is broken, consult your doctor as soon as possible.