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 to briefly send a message that is understanding that you will be able to aide and help a person who has the symptoms of shock and to provide first basic aide.
As a First Responder at a Local Fire Department I am passionate about providing my basic skills and to share what I know.
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. -Checking the scene for anything that could be a danger to both yourself and the victim.
R - RESPONSE. Is the victim unconscious?
S - SEND for help.
A - AIRWAY is the victim lying on the ground chest rising up and down. (AHA) AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, suggest to look at the chest for rising or falling before providing breaths to unconscious victim.
B - BEWARE Sometimes large crowds can cause distractions to you and importantly victim. Calmly act crowds to step back behind so that you may have room to provide aide. Also if you are Medical train let First Responders or 911 know there is a crowd.
C - CIRCULATION Rapid pulse? Paler? Any bleeding? If shock is caused by severe bleeding, stop the bleeding etc. Are to tie or above in the middle located on extremities.
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 and 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.
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.