What to Do in an Emergency?
After you have called 911, there
are several things you can do until Emergency Responders arrive. These
simple procedures will greatly aid the Emergency Responders and the
patient they will treat.
- Provide first aid to the best of your ability.
- Use precautions to prevent exposure to bodily fluids.
- If you determine
that the patient is pulseless and non-breathing, begin cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR), but only if you have been trained in this life saving
- Stay calm; do not get excited. This will reassure the patient
that help is on the way.
- Refrain from moving the patient unless it is
absolutely necessary for safety reasons
- Make the patient as comfortable
- Gather all the medication that the patient may be taking.
This will help Emergency Responders better determine the medical history
of the patient.
- Remember the time, this is very important. When was the
last time you talked to the patient? How long has this medical condition
existed? How long has the person been unconscious?
- Meet the fire
department and direct/lead them to the patient
- Inform the patient’s
- Inform the SLAC Occupational Health Center
See also the Occupational Health Center's
to go to SLAC Medical.