It is sometimes difficult to figure out when to phone 911. Here are some examples of when to call 911. These are also good examples to share with your children.
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“First Aid” means giving assistance before anyone else (especially trained medical providers) arrives on the scene. If you are trained in First Aid, you have the valuable life-saving skills you need to make a difference. However, even if you don’t have First Aid training, there are a few important things you can do to help the victim(s) of an injury or illness.
According to the American Heart Association, one of the most important first steps include making sure the scene is safe. This includes looking and listening for oncoming cars, downed power lines, animals, or other hazards that contributed to the injury or could make it worse. Remember: You can’t help the victim unless you are safe and healthy.
- Make sure the scene is safe for you and the victim.
- Call 911 as soon as possible. Give them plenty of information.
- Ask the victim if you can help. If they don’t respond, begin CPR.
- Look for injuries/illness, and check for medical information jewelry.