When to call an ambulance?

firstaid_small_270x245Some people have a hard time understanding when to call an ambulance, why to call an ambulance and what an ambulance and the ambulance personnel have to offer. First, we are going to look at the numerous reasons when an ambulance should be notified. If a person is not responding in anyway an ambulance should be notified. Anyone who is having difficulty breathing, chest pain, swollen air passage from an allergic reaction, profuse bleeding, second and third degree burns, or broken bones and extreme pain from a fall.

Anyone who has been involved in a drowning, or someone who is having uncontrollable seizures, obstetric problems and last of all somebody suffering from the loss of a limb.

dont panicAccidents can happen at any place and at any time. Immediately after an accident occurs people are in a panic and it takes the cool heads of people working with an ambulance to access the situation and put everything and everyone in a priority medical order. Some accidents happen that are unavoidable, while other accidents are planned, such as an attempted suicide, or taking a dare at a swimming pool.

While waiting for the ambulance to arrive do not move a victim or victims. Keep the injured warm and keep them talking if you are able to do so.

When the ambulance arrives be sure their path is clear in both driving and in retrieving the needed medical equipment from the ambulance. Follow all instructions the ambulance personnel issue and answer any and all questions straight and to the point. Stick to the facts, if you did not see or hear what happened keep silent.

There are many other types of medical transport. Non emergency transportation can include long distance ambulance, and transport by air. No matter how you need to get there, there will be a way to get you there safe and sound.