Fainting or Unconsciousness

Until help arrives:

  1. Lay patient flat or keep them lying down in a comfortable environment.
  2. Patient who has fainted, although appearing to have recovered completely, should not be sent away.
  3. Always wait for rescue personnel’s evaluation.
  1. Keep patient flat and warm.
  2. Check to see that patient is breathing and they have a pulse. If the patient in not breathing and there is no pulse — START CPR.
  3. Loosen tight clothing.
  4. DO NOT move patient.
  5. DO NOT leave patient.