Before The Ambulance Arrives
After you have called 911, there are several things you can do until the Rescue Squad arrives. These simple procedures will greatly aid the EMT and the patient they will treat.
If you determine that the patient is pulseless and non-breathing, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Stay calm; do not get excited. This will reassure the patient that help is on the way.
Make the patient as comfortable as possible.
Gather all the medication that the patient may be taking and place into a bag or keep an updated copy of all medications and their doses written on paper. This will help the EMT better determine the medical history of the patient.
Move all furniture or obstacles out of the way so our Squad members have easy access to the patient. Make sure all pets are secure in another part of the house.
Remember the time, this is very important. When was the last time you talked to the patient? How long has this medical condition existed? How long has the person been unconscious? How long have they been complaining of pain?
We hold classes and talks on CPR/FIRST AID and AED use. Our instructors are American Heart Association certified. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heathsville Farmers Market
Our volunteers do a Standby; come visit and have your blood pressure checked and talk with the volunteers.