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Unconsciousness

Unconsciousness is a level of consciousness when the person does not respond to voice commands or physical touch. It can be caused by several different medical conditions:

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Diabetic Problems
  • Fainting
  • Head Injury
  • Heart Attack
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Intoxication
  • Irregular Heart Rhythm, Overdose, Poisoning
  • Drugs
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Seizures
  • Stroke

Is the person suffering Extreme Breathing Difficulty?

Is the person making "Funny Noises"?

Is the person "Fighting for Air"?

Is the person "Turning Blue"?

If any of these conditions are present, CALL 911!!

Fainting implies a brief state of unconsciousness lasting a short period. While this is generally less serious than prolonged unconsciousness, it does not imply a harmless condition and should be medically evaluated. Statistically, the most common cause of sudden unconsciousness is a seizure.

Is this person a DIABETIC?

Do they have any HEART PROBLEMS?

Are they BREATHING NORMALLY?

Are they AWAKE (able to talk normally)?

IF FEMALE 12-50, Do they have any Abdominal Pain?

Has this person fainted more than once today?

If this person is laying on their back and making funny noises, do the following:

    a. Remove any pillows from under the head

    b. Place one of your hands under the neck, the other on the forehead and tilt the head backward.

   c. If they start to vomit or drool, turn them on their side immediately to allow  the fluid to drain from the mouth.