FOR EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 911
Patient Focused...Patient Centered...Patient Driven
If you or someone you are with becomes ill or injured and is in need of emergency medical service, here are a few simple steps to follow:
- KEEP CALM - If you get excited, the patient will too. It is also easier to give the right information when you are calm.
- CALL 911 - 911 should be used for all emergencies - Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Service.
Please provide the 911 Dispatcher with the following information:
- Who you are and who the patient is.
- What you believe is wrong with the patient.
- Where you are - your address and any other information that will help us fine you.
- Provide a phone number if possible; we may need to call you back.
- Don't hang up he phone until the dispatcher tells you to.
- Don't move the patient unless her or she is in danger of being injured from their surroundings.
Questions to expect when the ambulance arrives:
- Does the patient have any medical problems such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, or any other medical condition?
- Is the patient taking any medications? It is a good idea to gather these together if possible so EMS personnel can make a list.
- How was the patient injured or how long ago did they become ill?
- What was the patient doing just prior to being injured or becoming ill?
- Who is the patient's regular doctor?
These questions are important in helping the Emergency Medical Services to provide the most helpful and appropriate care.
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