As much as you want to keep emergencies from happening, they are unprecedented occurrences you have no control of. They usually take place at times you least expect them to be. Most of the time when people are faced with these incidents, they are either confused or scared of what to do next. When in fact, there are proper response they must do to improve the patient’s condition.
That’s why it’s important that you know how to handle these type of situations. To educate you on what to do next, here are some steps you can do in case you encounter any emergencies at home.
Don’t Panic, Stay Calm
While it is normal to feel nervous and scared during an emergency, you must overcome these in order to respond accordingly. One of the things you must do is to calm your nerves. If you panic at times like this, your emotions may blur your thinking. This may cause you to act recklessly which can only worsen the situation. One good way to control your nerves is to focus on your breathing. Keep your mind focused on things you have to do. Oftentimes, your mind can blur your judgment which may lead you to do unnecessary things. Don’t let this happen and try to stay calm until the help arrived.
Always Have a First Aid Kit
Every household must have a basic first aid kit. Regardless of what emergency it might be, these supplies can do so much in providing basic treatment. For this, it is your duty to ensure that the supplies are up-to-date at least twice every year. Stock it with basic medications and drugs your family take. This is so you can readily have them whenever they have an episode. It is also recommended that there are at least one or two members from your family to rain CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Taking a course on this can change and save lives.
Have a List of Emergency Numbers
Even before emergency happens, keeping a list of emergency hotline may come in handy. It’s best to write them down and display them on areas where you could easily see them. Don’t forget to make a copy of these information on your mobile phone. So that when you need them you can easily access them whenever you go. You may want to include the contact details of Medifast Hong Kong since they also provide paramedic service. Additionally, your list must include the details of the following:
• Ambulance Service
• Family Physician
• Fire Department
• Friends & Relatives
• Local Hospital
• Poison Control Centre
• Police Department
Ensure that the Scene Is Safe
Try to clear out the area for any possible danger to the patient. Give enough space for the patient to breathe freely. Secure the scene as much as you can to avoid further injuries or casualties. Upon doing this, be sure you’ve already call for help especially if the condition is serious. However, try to keep moving the victim’s position. Unless it was of utter necessity, that’s the only time you’re allowed to make any actions.
In times of emergencies, be sure to take note of these steps. By being prepared at times like this can help you save people’s lives.