When should you call 911 first aid?

What are 5 conditions that could happen where you should call 911?

Unconsciousness or an altered level of consciousness, such as drowsiness or confusion. Breathing problems (trouble breathing or no breathing) Chest pain, discomfort or pressure lasting more than a few minutes that goes away and comes back or that radiates to the shoulder, arm, neck, jaw, stomach or back.

In what situations should you call 911?

So what, exactly, constitutes an emergency? Only call 911 if a person or property is in immediate danger. A serious medical emergency warrants a 911 call, so don’t hesitate if you witness a heart attack, stroke, anaphylaxis, broken limbs, choking, drug overdose, drowning, a psychotic episode, or uncontrolled bleeding.

Should 911 be call before starting CPR?

Call 911 before starting CPR and get an AED, if there is one nearby. … Then call 911 and get an AED, if there is one nearby. If the person is not breathing normally or is gasping, find the spot to do chest compressions.

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Under what conditions should you call 911 if you suspect someone is ill?

You also should call 911 if you have trouble seeing and have a bad headache, nausea or vomiting, numbness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, or trouble talking. If you have severe pain or irritation in your eyes, get emergency care as soon as possible.

What are the most common 911 calls?


  • Traumatic injury. 21.4%
  • Abdominal pain / problems. 12.3%
  • Respiratory distress. 12.2%
  • Chest pain / discomfort. 10.1%
  • Behavioral / psychiatric disorder. 7.8%
  • Loss of consciousness / fainting. 7.7%
  • Altered level of consciousness. 6.9%
  • Seizure. 4.7%

Do you call 911 for non emergencies?

911 is to be used for emergencies only. An emergency is any serious medical problem (chest pain, seizure, bleeding), any type of fire (business, car, building), any life-threatening situation (fights, person with weapons, etc.) or to report crimes in progress. Do not dial 911 for a non-emergency.

When should you call 911 for shock?

If shock is suspected call 911 or get to an emergency department immediately. The main symptom of shock is low blood pressure. Other symptoms include rapid, shallow breathing; cold, clammy skin; rapid, weak pulse; dizziness, fainting, or weakness.

Do you call a code or start CPR first?

When code blue is called, the situation quickly becomes chaotic. Other medical professionals will rush into the room, and life-saving interventions will very quickly be initiated. Typically, the person who called the code, who is usually the patient’s nurse, will begin CPR.

When the situation calls for it why is it important to start CPR as soon as possible?

CPR can be life-saving first aid and increases the person’s chances of survival if started soon after the heart has stopped beating. If no CPR is performed, it only takes three to four minutes for the person to become brain dead due to a lack of oxygen.

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Should you ask a patient if they are OK before performing CPR?

Yes, if you give assistance, including CPR, for a medical emergency Good Samaritan laws cover you.