Learn more about common medical emergency and immediate care that we should take.
Every one of us had or will face an emergency at least once in a lifetime. Be it accidents or other medical emergencies, the situation can be worse and even fatal. But sometimes a timely intervention can save lives. As a human being and social animal, we all are obliged to help others in the time of crisis, even if the other person is a random stranger. After all, life is much worth of it, you know. But often it happens that, we don’t know how to react to specific kind of situations and a silly mistake can make things worse than before. That’s why it is important to know how to deal with medical emergencies and the first aid procedures. Before moving to specific situations, there are some common rules or approaches to be taken towards a medical emergency
This is the basic rule of handling a medical emergency or rather any sort of emergency you face in your life. And it is the most difficult one. The first instinct of any human being who faces a difficulty is panic. Know that panic and stress won’t do any good. Conversely, it would make it more difficult. At a fear-strike state, our brains lost the ability to think clearly and rationally. A split-second decision can make it or break it and hence we need to think clearly and make decisions.
The proverb says ‘Half knowledge is dangerous than ignorance’ which is true especially in medical emergencies. The half knowledge on first aids and treatments can go wrong. That is also, why it is important to learn about correct first aid procedures.
Often we think that we have it in control, but by the time we realize that it is not, it will be too late. It is okay to seek the help of paramedics/police/emergency service providers for help. Even if when they arrive and the situation is already in control, it is okay. They would rather arrive, see the person safe than arriving late, and see situation had blown out of their hand. Also, they have proper training and expertise in handling medical emergency and can control the damage.
Now that we know the ground rules, let’s see how to handle specific situations.
This is the most common medical emergency that we all face. The very first step is to inform the paramedics. There are a few things we can do while the getting them to a nearby hospital.
Fire accidents are another difficult situation to handle.
With the number of increasing heart patients, a heart attack is another medical emergency that always happens. Sometimes people misunderstood heart attack for panic attacks/gas trouble etc. By giving them proper immediate help, we might save a life. A prolonged discomfort on chest, pain etc. may be symptoms of heart attack. If you notice a person having a heart attack,
This medical emergency is not that common as the previous ones, however, can be fatal if we don’t take proper care. The symptoms can be redness and swelling, difficulty in breathing, nausea, blurred vision, sweating etc.
I hope this article helped you to know more about the medical emergency and immediate response.
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