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  1. #1 first aid first information 
    Forum Sophomore Hymenophyllum's Avatar
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    Imagine that someone fainted on your eyes and you call the ambulance. What we can read from his body that can help doctors find out what is going on?
    I consider some useful symphoms or body signals. Obviously despite something like knife in chest.

    I thought about rash or red face.

    He is numb from his toes down
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    Forum Freshman DogLady's Avatar
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    Perhaps the best things to note are: events immediately preceding the collapse - such as getting up suddenly, working hard in a hot environment, sudden emotional shock. Another thing to take note of is the activity of the collapse - just collapse, or stiffening, arm and leg movements. Noting the behaviors during and right after the collapse can help doctors determine if the patient had a seizure.


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    Forum Radioactive Isotope cosmictraveler's Avatar
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    There are free first aid apps today which you can download onto your cellphone that are very useful in helping determine what the problem might be. Here is one that you could use...,d.b2U
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    After checking for beating, breathing and bleeding you should place them in a recovery position and monitor the pulse, breathing, and conciousness levels until help arrives and the properly trained paramedics can do what they need to do.
    It is normal to check for medical alert bracelets when you are doing the primary assesment.
    That is about all you could do as first responder if they are not concious.
    If they can answer questions you might ask if they are diabetic or epileptic, and if diabetic offer them some easy form of sugar (orange juice?) or other help.
    Never inject insulin, but you can help them inject themself if they have to, same for alergies and epipens.

    (If you can do it you should take a good first aid course so you are prepared to respond to such emergencies.)

    Edit: If they fell you should not move them because they might have a neck injury and unless you have somebody who knows how to help move them into the recovery position you could do some serious damage.
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    Unless you know there is no neck injury you must assume there is one. If you witness the collapse then you might be fairly certain that there is no neck injury. I am an EMT and a registered nurse and I would call for an ambulance with paramedics before I would move anyone. If there is a heart beat , unimpeded respirations and the person is not bleeding then there is no immediate need to interven. Call for help.
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