Important Tips For Ambulance
Critical and Important Tips When You Are Transported in an Ambulance!
One of the first and most critical issues that you should consider if you are about to be transported by ambulance, is the need to stay calm. We all know that being calm in the face of crisis can be a challenge for the best of us, but it is critical that you remain calm and try not to make things worse by overreacting or exacerbating your medical condition. Let’s place ourselves at the scene of an automobile accident and imagine what we should do in order to respond properly.
First, we have just suffered the trauma of a car collision with another vehicle, so we are in no condition to get out of the car and walk around. If your car is still in reasonable condition and safe, you should remain seated in your vehicle and await law enforcement and emergency authorities or else sit or stand calmly beside your vehicle. If you have not called medical transportation 911 and have a cellphone handy, then you should take a moment to call and verify that the accident has been reported and that help in on the way.
Do a safety check and inspect your person for bruises, scratches, wounds of any kind or other bodily trauma. If you find minor wounds then take note of them and mention them to emergency personnel when they arrive. Most importantly, if you have serious bleeding then you should apply a moderate amount of pressure to the wound area to slow bleeding and continue as such until emergency personnel arrive. Do not apply a rope or tourniquet to your wound as this can obstruct blood flow too much and cause needless amputation.
When ambulance help arrives, you should try to calmly explain what happened and any injuries that you might have. You should also be ready to answer any questions that they might have for you. At first, some of their questions may seem irrelevant to your condition, but remember, they may be asking you that to analyze your mental awareness, especially if there is a suspicion of head trauma.
If you remain calm and answer all of their questions fully then you will be fast on your way toward getting the medical help that you need. You will soon find yourself at the emergency room and the doctors there will have access to your prior medical report, but do not be surprised if you are asked some of the questions again. Be patient, be calm, and understand that everyone there is working to ensure your medical and health safety.