Waiting for the EMS

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How to Assist a Victim While Waiting for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Stay Safe and Vigilant

Your safety is paramount. Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for the person who caused the injury.

Reassure the Victim

Reassure the victim that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are on their way. Keep talking to them to provide comfort and ensure they stay conscious.

Keep the Victim Warm

Maintaining the victim's body temperature is crucial. Use any available coverings to keep them warm.

Elevate the Injured Limb

If the wound is on a leg, elevate the limb. This helps reduce blood loss from the wound.

Utilise Speakerphone

After calling EMS, place your phone on speakerphone. This allows you to receive guidance and updates on the arrival of the ambulance and police.

Receive Advice

The emergency operator can provide you with instructions on how to assist the victim and keep them stable.

Stay Updated

Knowing the estimated time of arrival for EMS can help you manage the situation more effectively.

By following these steps, you can provide critical assistance to the victim while ensuring your own safety until Emergency Medical Services arrive.