When you see someone who looks injured or ill, should you stop and help? If you do stop, what would you do?
The most important thing you can do is ask if the "patient" is okay. Does he or she need medical assistance? If so, or if the patient isn't sure, call 911. It's that easy to do your part.
If the patient doesn't answer, make sure he or she is breathing and has a pulse. If not, someone will need to perform CPR until we arrive.
That said, you should always call for help if:
In other words, if it looks like an emergency, sounds like an emergency, or smells like an emergency, call Southern Platte Fire at 911. It's better safe than sorry, and the patient can refuse transport to a hospital once the ambulance arrives. No medical bills are incurred if no further services beyond evaluation are rendered.A wellprepared citizen has basic knowledge of first aid that he or she is willing to share until medical help arrives. For first aid training, adults, teens, and children can enroll in a community firstaid course at a local hospitals or organizations, such as the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.