When the injured or ill person is a child what should you do?
How should I approach an injured or ill child or infant?
- Approach slowly and gently, and give the child or infant some time to get used to you.
- Use the child’s or infant’s name, if you know it.
- Get down to or below the child’s or infant’s eye level.
For which injury or illness should you call 911?
As a general rule, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number if the person has any of the following conditions: Unconsciousness or an altered level of consciousness, such as drowsiness or confusion. Breathing problems (trouble breathing or no breathing)
Which condition would require emergency care?
Head or spine injury. Severe or persistent vomiting. Sudden injury due to a motor vehicle accident, burns or smoke inhalation, near drowning, deep or large wound, or other injuries. Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body.
Do not give care but call 911 if the person does not give you?
If the person refuses care or withdraws consent at any time, step back and call for more advanced medical personnel. If you do not receive consent to give emergency care, do not give the care. Adults have the right to refuse care for themselves or their children. Call 911, but do not give care.
When may a child need urgent medical attention?
In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: Fast breathing or trouble breathing. Bluish or gray skin color. Not drinking enough fluids.
When should you seek medical attention for a child?
When to Go to the Emergency Department
- trouble breathing.
- unusual sleepiness or confusion.
- a stiff neck and a fever.
- a continuous fast heartbeat.
- ingested a poison, drug, or unknown substance.
- a head injury and is vomiting.
- an eye injury.
- a serious burn.
For which injury or illness should you call 911 or the local emergency number quizlet?
4. For which injury or illness should you call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number? The person has trouble breathing.
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.
When should you call 911 or the local emergency number quizlet?
some of the situations that require an immediate 911 call are… -Unconscious or an altered level of consciousness’s, such as drowsiness or confusion. -breathing problems, trouble breathing or no breathing.
What are 5 emergency situations?
People often wonder whether it’s best to call 911 or go straight to the hospital. Five emergency situations include chest pain, choking, stroke, heavy bleeding and severe head injury.
What should you not go to the ER for?
fever with convulsions or any fever in children under 3 months. confusion or changes in mental status. coughing or vomiting blood. severe headache or head injury, especially if the individual is on aspirin or blood thinners.
When should I go to the hospital for Covid?
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
When checking a child for life threatening emergencies you should?
Checking for Life Threatening Conditions
- STAY CALM.
- CHECK the scene, then CHECK the victim.
- CALL 9—1—1 or the local emergency number.
- CARE for the victim until EMS personnel arrive.
What if a victim refuses First Aid?
If the victim refuses first aid, call 911 and stay with the victim until help arrives. One of OSHA’s key recommendations is when you come in contact with bodily fluids, skin, or blood be sure to tell your supervisor and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
How long should you check for signs of life breathing?
To check if a person is still breathing:
- look to see if their chest is rising and falling.
- listen over their mouth and nose for breathing sounds.
- feel their breath against your cheek for 10 seconds.