Fainting occurs when your brain temporarily doesn’t receive enough blood supply. This causes you to lose consciousness.
This loss of consciousness is usually brief, but depending on where a person loses their consciousness, it can be life-threatening. If you are the one to witness the fainting or found the person unconscious, you need to know how to respond.
Emergencies like this can scare people who haven’t gotten their First Aid CPR Training in The Bronx, New York, but we’re here to give a few tips for all beginners out there.
Here’s what you should do if someone faints around you:
Position the person on his or her back.
- If the person doesn’t have injuries, raise their legs above heart level.
- Loosen any constrictive clothing.
Check if they’re breathing.
- If the person isn’t breathing, call 911 or your local emergency number.
- Proceed to perform CPR. if you don’t know CPR, yell and ask if anyone around you does. There’s always that one person who’s received their ACLS Training in New York.
- If the person has a large cut that is bleeding profusely, apply pressure with a shirt or any clothing material you have on hand.