Medical Emergencies 411!

Steps To Prevent The Deadly


In order to prevent a medical emergency, one must first understand where it stems from. We are going to cover:

  • Sudden illness (fainting and seizures)
  • Stroke
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Poisining
  • Bites and Stings
  • Temperature & Related Emergencies

We are going to list the signs, symptoms, first aid care, and prevention tips.

What Is Next??

Sudden Illness (fainting and seizures)


changes in consciousness, difficulty breathing, severe burns, and stomach pain


fainting usually corrects itself

seizures require close attention and space


close care of bodily temperatures



small blockage in a blood vessel of the brain


call 911

place them in a comfortable position


remove yourself from situations of lack of oxygen

Diabetic Emergencies


lack of food, excessive exercise, too much insulin


notify EMS, treat for shock, do not give glucose to unconscious victim (Hypoglycemia), if conscious provide sugar (Hyperglycemia)


stay away from drugs and alcohol, eat right, and excessive conditions


Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficultly breathing, and headaches

Care: provide safe toxic free environment, care for life threatening conditions, call national poison control

Prevention: stay away from toxic fumes and inhalants

Bites and Stings

Symptoms: fainting, dizziness

Care: wash the area well, apply ice, call EMS depending on the intensity of the the poison

Prevention: do not bother insects, use insect repellent, wear protective clothing

Temperature and Related Emergencies

Symptoms: rash, cramps, exhaustion, frostbite, and stroke

Care: heat: apply cooler air, dusting powder

cold: bundle up, remove from cold environment, and call EMS

Prevention: stay away from extreme temperatures and wear the proper clothing