Unconsciousness

Unconsciousness

Unconsciousness

Unconsciousness is a level of consciousness when theperson does not respond to voice commands or physical touch. It can be caused by severaldifferent 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 unconsciousnesslasting a short period. While this is generally less serious than prolongedunconsciousness, 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 funnynoises, do the following:

    a. Remove any pillows from under thehead

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

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