What unusual appearances or behaviors may indicate a possible emergency?

Unusual appearances or behaviors include:
  • Unconsciousness
  • Confusion, drowsiness or unusual behavior 
  • Trouble breathing 
  • Sudden collapse, slip or fall 
  • Clutching the chest or throat 
  • A person doubled over in pain 
  • Slurred, confused or hesitant speech 
  • Sweating for no apparent reason 
  • Uncharacteristic skin color 
  • Inability to move a body part


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