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EMERGENCY ACTION STEPS. STEP #2 CALL. CALL 9-1-1. Calling 9-1-1 for help often is the most important action you can take to help an injured or ill person.

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call 9 1 1
CALL 9-1-1
  • Calling 9-1-1 for help often is the most important action you can take to help an injured or ill person.
  • What does calling 9-1-1 do? By calling 9-1-1, a dispatcher, the person that answers the call, sends emergency medical help on its way to the scene as fast as possible.
why call 9 1 1
WHY CALL 9-1-1?
  • As a general rule, call 9-1-1 if the person has any of the following conditions:
  • Unconscious Breathing Problems
  • Chest Pain/Discomfort Severe Burns
  • Persistent Abdominal Pain Poisoning
  • Vomiting Blood Fire/Explosion
  • Seizures Stroke
  • Head/Neck/Spine Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
deciding to call first or care first
Deciding To Call First or Care First
  • If you are ALONE:
  • Call First, call 9-1-1, for:
  • 1. Any adult or child who is unconscious.
  • 2. A child or infant who you witnessed suddenly collapse.
  • 3. An unconscious child or infant known to heart problems.
call or care first c0nt
CALL OR CARE FIRST (C0NT.)
  • CARE FIRST, give 2 minutes of care , then call 9-1-1 for:
  • 1. An unconscious child who you did not see collapse.
  • 2. Any drowning victim.
next lesson
NEXT LESSON
  • GIVING CARE TO THE INJURED/ILL PERSON