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What's my role in activating the emergency medical services (EMS) system?

Your role to activate the emergency medical services system (EMS) includes four basic steps:

Step 1: Recognize that an emergency exists
Step 2: Decide to act
Step 3: Activate the EMS system
Step 4: Give care until help takes over

 

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