HANDLING

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Knowing what to do in a medical emergency—can save a life.
Emergency Room Visits by the Numbers
136
the near number of visits
to the emergency room
annually in the U.S.
44
people go to
the emergency
room each year
Top reasons for emergency room visits
Severe
Head Injury
Heavy
Breathing
Chest Pain
or Pressure
Trouble
Breathing
Severe Vomiting
or Abdominal Pain
Broken Bone
or Deep Wound
When to Call 911
You are experiencing a medical emergency alone,
do not drive yourself to the hospital if you have:

Severe Chest Pain

Severe Bleeding

Impaired Vision

Feeling of Fainting or Losing Consciousness

The person you are helping is:

Unconscious

Not Breathing

Experiencing an Allergic Reaction

Severely Bleeding

Severely Injured and Should Not Be Moved

 

if you are unsure if the situation is an emergency,
call 911, and let the dispatcher help.