WHEN TO GET MEDICAL HELP

As a general rule, if you're in doubt ask for medical help. And there are some incidences where you must visit A&E or call an ambulance.

  • Unconsciousness
  • A suspected heart attack
  • Breathing problems
  • A deep wound
  • A severe burn
  • A suspected fracture or broken bone
  • A severe allergic reaction
  • A snake or animal bite
  • Poisoning
  • Severe shock
  • Any condition which turns rapidly worse

DO

  • Stay with the person and get someone to call for help
  • Stay calm
  • Tell medical professionals everything you can

DON'T

  • Move the person if there's any chance they've hurt their back or neck
  • Do not give them anything to eat or drink in case they need surgery