BLS CPR Certified, Experienced First Responder, Memo 1.
|What to do when you see someone in shock is explained in simple explanation listed to help any body that may be in of medical attention. My objective is spreading the word in understanding way that you will be able to aide, and help a person who is in immediate aide.
As a First Responder and as individual I am just wanting to help others and educate how it is important to stay to remain calm.
First thing to remember is to stay calm. You can not think or do anything rational if your all nervous. Take a deep breath, think before you render aide.
D - DANGER. As you've said: Checking the scene for anything that could be a danger to both the first responder and the victim.
R - Checking for a RESPONSE. Is the victim unconscious?
S - SEND for help.
A - AIRWAY patent?
B - BREATHING?
C - CIRCULATION - Rapid pulse? Pallor? Any bleeding? If shock is caused by severe bleeding, stop the bleeding etc.
Try to think on your own pace and get visual of what is happening around you.
-Check the scene before you come to the victim.
Is there electrical, fire, broken objects, falling objects, or any obstruction that could cause bodily harm to you. If there is in object that can cause harm you need to wait.
-Call for help
Before accessing any victim it is important to call for help. Anything can happen while you helping another person out. You need to call for help. Basically if a person is conscious you can call for 911. If a person is unconscious you need to yell for, "HELP" before you actually assist.
-Is the person conscious
Lay them on the their side which is called the recovery position. Purpose of the recovery position is to prevent vomit, blood, or any other matter come out of mouth to prevent chocking.
Some victims may be in shock. You can tell if a person is in shock if their in cold sweats and heart rate is fast.
We will discuss steps in helping with victims that is in this position in another memo.
However if a person is in shock raise their feet above the heart level, head should be laying down.
Raise the feet to support blood flow to the heart.
This is essentially important if the person is in shock.
Author NOTE: This is Memo 1 and also a study guide for me to get my credential for first level EMT. This is also a guide to help others be educated to render aide.