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CHAPTER 9. RECOGNIZING SUDDEN ILLNESS  CHANGES IN CONSIOUSNESS  NAUSEA  DIFFICULTY SPEAKING OR SLURRED SPEECH  NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS  LOSS OF VISION.

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Presentation on theme: "CHAPTER 9. RECOGNIZING SUDDEN ILLNESS  CHANGES IN CONSIOUSNESS  NAUSEA  DIFFICULTY SPEAKING OR SLURRED SPEECH  NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS  LOSS OF VISION."— Presentation transcript:

1 CHAPTER 9

2 RECOGNIZING SUDDEN ILLNESS  CHANGES IN CONSIOUSNESS  NAUSEA  DIFFICULTY SPEAKING OR SLURRED SPEECH  NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS  LOSS OF VISION  CHANGES IN BREATHING  CHANGES IN SKIN COLOR  SWEATING  PRESSURE OR PAIN  DIARRHEA  SEIZURES  PARALYSIS  SEVERE HEADACHE

3 CARING FOR SUDDEN ILLNESS  DO NO FURTHER HARM  CHECK SCENE  CALL  CARE FOR LEFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS  POSITION PERSON ON SIDE IF VOMITTING  HELP PERSON REST  REGULATE BODY TEMPERATURE  MONITOR CONSIOUSNESS AND BREATHING  FIND OUT PERSONS MEDICAL HISTORY

4 FAINTING  LOWER PERSON TO GROUND  POSITION ON BACK  RAISE PERSONS LEGS  LOOSEN ANY TIGHT CLOTHING SUCH AS A TIE  MONITOR BREATHING  DO NOT GIVE THEM ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK  CALL 9-1-1

5 DIABETIC EMERGENCY  IF PERSON IS CONSCIOUS AND CAN SWALLOW FOOD OR FLUIDS, GIVE THEM SOMETHING WITH SUGAR IN IT EX. OJ, EX. OJ,  CALL IF: PERSON IS UNCONSIOUS OR IS LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS PERSON IS UNCONSIOUS OR IS LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS CONSCIOUS AND UNABLE TO SWALLOW CONSCIOUS AND UNABLE TO SWALLOW DOES NOT FEEL BETTER WITHIN 5 MINUTES DOES NOT FEEL BETTER WITHIN 5 MINUTES YOU CANNOT FIND SUGAR IMMEDIATELY YOU CANNOT FIND SUGAR IMMEDIATELY

6 SEIZURES  PERSON HAS NO CONTROL OVER SEIZURE  DO NOT TRY TO STOP SEIZURE  DO NOT HOLD OR RESTRAIN PERSON  REMOVE NEARBY OBJECTS  PLACE CUSHION UNDER THE HEAD  PLACE PERSON ON SIDE IF FLUID IS COMING OUT OF MOUTH  DO NO TRY TO PLACE ANYTHING BETWEEN THE PERSON’S TEETH

7 SEIZURES  CALL IF: SEIZURE LASTS MORE THAN 5 MINUTES SEIZURE LASTS MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PERSON HAS MULTIPLE SEIZURES PERSON HAS MULTIPLE SEIZURES THE PERSON IS PREGNANT THE PERSON IS PREGNANT PERSON IS DIABETIC PERSON IS DIABETIC SEIZURE FOLLOWS A QUICK RISE IN BODY TEMPERATURE SEIZURE FOLLOWS A QUICK RISE IN BODY TEMPERATURE PERSON FAILS TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS PERSON FAILS TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS

8 STROKE  SUDDEN WEAKNESS OR NUMBNESS OF FACE, ARM OR LEG  USUALLY JUST ON ONE SIDE OF THE BODY  BLURRED OR DIMMED VISION  EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN, SEVERE HEADACHE, DIZZINESS OR CONFUSION

9 STROKE  CALL IMMEDIATELY  NOTE THE TIME THE SIGNALS STARTED  IF UNCONCIOUS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE AN OPEN AIRWAY  PERSON MAY BECOME ANXIOUS AND CONFUSED

10 CARE FOR SUDDEN ILLNESS  CARE FOR LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS FIRST  HELP THE PERSON REST  MONITOR BODY TEMPERATURE  REASSURE PERSON  WATCH FOR CHANGES IN CONSCIOUSNESS AND BREATHING  DO NOT GIVE ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK UNLESS FULLY CONSCIOUS

11 IF THE PERSON:  VOMITS- PLACE PERSON ON SIDE  FAINTS- POSITION ON BACK AND ELEVATE LEGS  HAS DIABETIC EMERGENCY-GIVE PERSON SOME TYPE OF SUGAR (ORANGE OR APPLE)  HAS A SEIZURE-DO NOT HOLD RESTRAIN OR PUT ANYTHING IN THEIR MOUTH. CUSHION HEAD AND MOVE OBJECTS  HAS A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION-ASSIST WITH THEIR MEDICATION (EX EPI-PEN)


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