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1

Check for conditions 

  • light-headedness
  • dizzy
  • nausea
  • VOMITING
  • weakness
  • breathing
  • skin color 

2

Get clues about enviornment when illness happened 

heat=dehydration, heat stroke

cold=frostbite, hypothermia 

3

Check if the victim takes any medication 

If so, the medication could be an indication as to what is wrong

4

What to do if there are any doubts about severeity 

call 999

5

What to do if the victim is lying down or unconscious?

put the victim in rescue position  

6

what temperature to keep the victim at?

moderate 

not warm

nor cold. 

7

What to do if victim faints or has fainted 

  • lower down to ground or couch 
  • raise legs 8-10 inches 
  • Do not give the victim anything to eat or drink
  • If the victim vomits or is nauseous, place on side 
  • call EMS

8

Heat cramps

  1. take them to cool enviornment/water to cool down
  2. massage the area
  3. no need to give medication, unless they need to. 

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