First of all, do
no harm. Get competent medical assistance, if possible. Do not assume
responsibility for a patient if you can get the help of then EMS System,
a doctor, nurse, or experienced first-aid worker. If no 1 better
qualified is available, take charge yourself.
stoppage of breathing, and for serious bleeding. These are the 2 most
life- threatening conditions you can do something about. They demand
immediate treatment (see following section).
Don’t move the
patient immediately. Unless there is real danger of the patient
receiving further injury where he is, he should not be moved until
breathing is restored, bleeding is stopped and suspected broken bones
Keep calm an re-assure the patient. Keep him
lying down and comfortably warm, but do not apply heat to his body or
make him sweat
Never attempt to give liquids to an unconscious
person. If he is not able to swallow, he may choke or drown. Don’t give
any liquids to an individual who has an abdominal injury.
Being "in shock" means that a person’s circulatory system is not working properly, and not enough blood or oxygen is getting to the vital centers of his or her brain and spinal cord. Fin out how to properly deal with this type of situation.