Calling EMS

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Importance of Calling Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Knife Injuries

In this video, you will learn how to call for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) promptly and why it is crucial when someone suffers a knife injury.

Immediate Action: Call EMS

It is vital to call EMS as quickly as possible if someone is injured by a knife. Even if you are out of credit or have no service, you can still alert EMS as long as there is a signal from one network.

Emergency Numbers

Dial either 999 or 112. The number 112 can be used throughout Europe.

Providing Essential Information

When on the phone with emergency services, immediately convey:

  • What has happened
  • Where you are

These are the two most crucial pieces of information to provide.

Using Speakerphone

If necessary, put your phone on speakerphone so you can administer first aid while speaking with EMS.

Guidance from Emergency Operator

The operator will stay on the call with you until the ambulance arrives. They will provide useful instructions to help you perform proper first aid.

By following these steps, you can ensure that you receive the necessary help promptly and effectively assist the injured person until EMS arrives.