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Health Services

What is an emergency?

An emergency is “a situation that poses an IMMEDIATE RISK to life, health, property, or environment. that requires urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation and has a high probability of escalating to cause IMMEDIATE DANGER to life, health, property, or environment”.

List of common emergencies

  • Severe eye injury
  • Victim not breathing
  • Near drowning
  • Coughing blood/Vomiting blood
  • Wheezing with facial swelling
  • Unconscious /unusually confused
  • Poisoning/drug overdose
  • Chest pain lasting longer than 3 minutes
  • First time seizure/multiple seizures/seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes
  • Uncontrolled bleeding even after 10” of holding pressure
  • Fracture of bone with deformity and/or bone exposure
  • Sudden or persistent pain