Medical Emergencies 411!

Steps To Prevent The Deadly

Illnesses

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)

Symptoms:

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


Care:

fainting usually corrects itself

seizures require close attention and space


Prevention:

close care of bodily temperatures

Stroke

Symptoms:

small blockage in a blood vessel of the brain


Care:

call 911

place them in a comfortable position


Prevention:

remove yourself from situations of lack of oxygen

Diabetic Emergencies

Symptoms:

lack of food, excessive exercise, too much insulin


Care:

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


Prevention:

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

Poisoning

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