911 Medical Emergency What do you need to know?
Building Control of the Field: What’s your emergency? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBqhh6NGRNM
What other types of illnesses or injuries require immediate medical attention?
Illnesses Heart attack Stroke Poison Bad allergic reaction Breathing difficulties Abdominal pains Dizziness Describing Symptoms Chest pain, numbness, tingling Bleeding a lot, cut, punctures, holes Appears blue, bruised, fractured, broken Not breathing, difficulty in breathing In pain, hurts… Burned, burnt, disfigured He/she feels hot/cold Incomprehensible speech, slurred speech, unable to talk Not conscious, not awake, light headed, not responding Injuries Cuts Bruises Bone fractures Burns Puncture wounds Causes Fall, fell off, slipped Hit by, hit with (blunt force trauma) Insect or animal bites, bitten by, stung by Drug or alcohol related overdose and injuries, smoked, shot up, took some, drank too much Gunshot or stabbing wounds, got shot by, stabbed by, Word Bank
II. Modeling of the Text: Whole Class Activity and Small Group Practice • Transcript of 911 Call • Whole class reads the text. • Small group work: Get together into groups of two. • One person is the dispatcher and the other person is Buddy. • Practice the dialogue. • Try to notice the types of questions being asked. • Are they YES/NO questions? WH-questions? • Based on the type of question think about the form of the response.
Dialogue Practice Dispatch: 911, what's your emergency? (Caller named “Buddy“) Dispatch: Hello? Hello? Buddy: Are you there? Hello? Dispatch: I didn't hear what you said. Your cell phone's cutting out. What do you need? Buddy: I need an ambulance right away. Dispatch: Where are you? Buddy: Uh, I'm at the beach. Dispatch: Which beach? Give me an address? Buddy: Redondo Beach. I don’t know the street address, I’m on the beach. Dispatch: Where on the beach? Buddy: By the pier. Dispatch: What's going on? Buddy: Uh, we got a guy who's passed out. He drank way too much. We found him this morning.
Dialogue (continued) Dispatch: Is he breathing? Buddy: No, I don’t know. He is not waking up. Dispatch: How do you know he was drinking? Buddy: Because we were all drinking together last night. Dispatch: Does he appear blue or feel cold? Buddy: No, he doesn’t appear blue but I’m not sure. Dispatch: But you can't tell if he's breathing or not? Buddy: No, ‘cause he's on his, he's lying on his stomach. Let me see if I can roll up his shirt. It doesn't look like it. Dispatch: Do you see his stomach or his chest rising? Buddy: No, I don’t know. It doesn't look like he's breathing very much at all. Dispatch: At all or not very much?Does he have any injuries? Buddy: I don’t think so. Dispatch: Can you roll him over on his back? Buddy: He’s a pretty big guy, like 500 pounds. I’ll try. (Background noise: ugh) Dispatch: Are you still there? Did you get him on his back? Buddy: No, I can't roll him over, he’s still on his stomach. But he doesn’t feel cold.
Dispatch: Does he have anything coming out of his mouth, like vomit or ... Buddy: Looks like old vomit, nothing else. Dispatch: Does he have any history of medical problems or drug use? Buddy: No, not that I’m aware of. Dispatch: Okay, tell me if you see him do anything, like, you know, seizure or vomit some more or if you notice any injuries okay? Buddy: Okay. Dispatch: The paramedics are on the way and they should be there shortly. If you hear them, make sure you flag them down since you are not at a fixed address. Okay? Buddy: Okay, I think I here the sirens now. Wake up buddy, wake up! (Background noise: grrrrrr blaaaah) Buddy: What the (Expletive deleted) Buddy: The paramedics are here now and it looks like the guy is moving. Thank you for your Help. Dispatch: OK, then I'll go ahead and let you go. Thanks buddy. Buddy: Thanks bye.
III. Joint Construction of Text • Think of a situation where you would have to call 911. • Personal experiences or stories you heard of someone having a medical emergency • Type of illness or injury • Are you the one suffering or someone that is with you? • What kind of information should you be ready to provide in order for the dispatcher to help you?
IV. Independent Construction of Text • Pick a scenario we just discussed about and create your own dialogue. • Use the format in the dialogue we just used to create your own dialogue. • Use the word bank to think of injuries or illnesses that would require immediate medical attention.
Scenario suggestions • Car accidents • On the job injuries • Heart attack in a home or in public • Poisoning from food or some other source • Crime related injuries