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QUESTION 6

You are alone and witness a man collapse to the floor. You shake him gently and shout, "Are you okay?" and then check for signs of breathing. There is no response. What should you do next?

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Determine Responsiveness and Activate EMS

When you observe the victim, the first thing to do is determine if he or she is conscious. If victim is alert but experiencing possible signs and syptoms of a heart attack, tell the victim to lay down or sit quietly and call 911 To do this simply shake the victim and ask loudly; “Are you Okay?” Look for signs of normal breathing. Ignore agonal/gasping breaths. If no response and the victim is not breathing, act immediately. If you are alone with no mobile phone, leave the victim to activate the emergency response system and get the AED (if available) before returning to your victim and beginning CPR as quickly as possible. If you are not alone have someone else activate EMS immediately. Single someone out and instruct him or her to “CALL 911, them them we have an unconscious victim and come back. Do you understand?” If they do not respond, be sure to send someone else.

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You do not need the permission of a victim to call 911. It's always better to call 911. If the victim's condition worsens then it's better to have EMS there or on the way. You still need permission to treat a conscious victim. If the victim becomes unconscious then consent to treat is implied.
AEDCPR
2017-10-21 13:27:52
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permission to call 911
What do you do when the victim does not want an ambulance?
Nurse Charline
2017-09-27 13:23:04
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You do not need the permission of a victim to call 911. It's always better to call 911. If the victim's condition worsens then it's better to have EMS there or on the way. You still need permission to treat a conscious victim. If the victim becomes unconscious then consent to treat is implied.
AEDCPR
2017-10-21 13:27:52