Getting medical help right away for someone who is having a medical emergency can save their life.
The response to an emergency situation depends on what type of medical condition is involved. People involved in minor accidents will usually suffer from shock and/or minor injuries such as cuts and bruises.
Shock is most effectively treated by means of increasing blood circulation; this can be achieved by elevating the patient’s legs in the air in order to increase blood flow to the brain. Loosening tight clothing and keeping the person warm can also help to combat shock.
Cuts and bruises will usually heal in time but you can help stem any bleeding by applying pressure to the site of the cut; if the cut is particularly deep it may need to be stitched or glued once the patient has been admitted to the hospital.
Scolds and burns may be classed as minor injuries but can be extremely serious in some cases; if you come across somebody who has been burnt do not attempt to remove any clothing or material which is stuck to the skin; this will need to be cut away by the emergency services when they arrive on the scene. In order to quell the sensation of burning you should try to apply cold water to the site of the burn or scold as quickly as possible.
Emergency first aid may be required in the event of a diabetic person suffering from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
Many allergic reactions are mild and present themselves in the form of a rash on the surface of the skin; these can be easily treated with antihistamine cream or tablets. Some allergies, however, can be very dangerous and can result in anaphylactic shock.
In adults this can be treated by placing the individual in a position where it is easy to breathe; it may also be useful to loosen any clothing in order to improve circulation. Many people who have extreme allergies carry a dose of adrenaline around with them; if this is the case you should urge the person to use this medication.
Ensuring your own safety is of utmost importance. Do not put yourself at risk, as you will not be able to assist the casualty. Make sure the casualty is safe; remove any dangers from the environment, as long as it is safe to do so. In a mental health emergency, as far as possible, ensure a calm environment and approach the casualty in a gentle, calm manner.
One of the most important things to remember when attending the scene of an accident is to secure the surrounding area; this may include placing warning signs if the incident has occurred on a road for example. Emergency services should be called immediately. If there are many casualties it is important to attend to any that are still or quiet first; this will often signify that they are unconscious. If the casualty is trapped you should seek assistance from trained professionals; it may be detrimental to try and move them, particularly if they have a head, neck or back injury.
If somebody is unconscious they should be placed in the recovery position and resuscitated using a series of chest compressions and breaths. Once the casualty is in the recovery position their airways should be opened and breathing checked before the resuscitation process begins; if there is an obstruction to the airway, this should be removed as quickly as possible.
– What is a common medical emergency?
Bleeding, breathing difficulties, sudden collapses, fits, epileptic seizures, severe pain, heart attack, and stroke are some of the common medical emergencies. Malla Reddy Narayana Hospital has 24/7 emergency medical services and round-the-clock availability of medical transportation services and doctors to handle any critical case that needs emergency medical care.
– What is transport in medical?
Transporting patients from the area of the accident, place of emergency response, hospital, home, or office of the patient is referred to as transport in medical. Malla Reddy Narayana Hospital near Jeedimetla, Kompally, Hyderabad, has advanced transport services available 24/7 equipped with well-trained medical staff and oxygen support systems to transport patients from the point of medical emergencies to the nearest hospital quickly.
– What is an emergency in healthcare?
Emergency medical care is required in cases where delayed treatment could threaten your life. A medical emergency can be a severe injury or a sudden sickness. Severe pain and active labor are also considered medical emergencies. Malla Reddy Narayana Hospital near Kompally, Jeedimetla has a rapid emergency response system and patient transport service to help patients during critical times.
– How can I get an ambulance in Hyderabad?
Malla Reddy Narayana Hospital in Suraram near Jeedimetla, Kompally, Hyderabad is the best multi-speciality hospital in North Hyderabad. It has a rapid emergency response system and patient transport service to help patients during critical times. Contact 040 2215 2215 or 87903 87903 to get an ambulance within minutes in and across North Hyderabad.