EMS

Stroke First Aid

How do you know that you or Someone Else is having a Stroke?

What is a Stroke? A stroke is a very serious, life-threatening event that can cause permanent damage to your brain and bodily functions. You may hear this referred to as a “brain attack” because of its similarities to a heart attack. In both life-threatening events, an artery that is carrying oxygenated blood from your heart …

How do you know that you or Someone Else is having a Stroke? Read More »

Pulling a Victim

Drive Your Victim to the Emergency Department or Wait for the Ambulance?

You have witnessed or experienced a medical emergency, what should you do? Should you drive the victim to the emergency department or wait for the ambulance to arrive? In most cases of medical emergency, such as stroke, diabetic emergencies or stroke, it is essential that the victim receive appropriate medical treatment immediately. Every second counts …

Drive Your Victim to the Emergency Department or Wait for the Ambulance? Read More »

Calling 911

In an emergency situation, calling 911 might make you feel overwhelmed. However, while calling 911 and receiving helpful information from the operators, there is one important rule which you have to follow: Do NOT panic. Even though 911 operators are trained to provide you with helpful guidance to cope with the emergency situation you are …

Calling 911 Read More »