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