One of the first principles of what to do in an emergency is to get help. Getting help may be the single most important thing you can do for a person whose health and wellbeing is compromised. There is no emergency scenario that can be dealt with by one person alone. Health professionals work in teams that are regularly trained for these events. Getting help and calling 999 is one of the most important first steps.
The following pages outline useful information on a range of the most commonly encountered emergency scenarios where there are still important and potentially life-saving things that a member of the public can do.
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