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Caring for a loved one at home?
Here are some helpful tips…..Handling Emergencies.

ALWAYS CPR and FIRST AID CERTIFIED (a necessity!)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)


(TIA) is a brief episode during which parts of the brain do not receive enough blood.

Patient exhibits stroke like symptoms….

Don’t know if symptoms are from a TIA or a stroke?

all stroke-like symptoms signifies emergency --

Do not wait, since, a quick evaluation within an hour will identify the appropriate treatment.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately!

Stroke

Numbness and weakness in face, arms or leg

Confusion

Difficulty speaking

Off balance and coordination

Dizziness

On and off headaches

Call 911 immediately!

FEVERS in ADULTS

What is too high

Fevers between 103 to 107

Dangerous temperatures are 104 to 107

Apply first aid as per training!

Apply hydration

Speak with practitioner if fever does not respond to FIRST AID.

HEART ATTACK

Chest pain and discomfort

Pressure with chest area, with severe pain

If pain is severe and prolonged

CALL (911 IMMEDIATELY)
CPR may be necessary if….

Sudden collapse,
unconsciousness,
No breathing or limited breathing,
No pulse,
Implement Certified CPR Training Immediately, No pulse,
…………..continue CPR until paramedic arrive,
Please remember:


Get yourself CPR & FIRST AID trained - it is important!
For more information click the link below.


heart.org

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