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What should I do after I finish examining an injured or ill person?

  • When you have finished checking, determine if the person can move without any pain.
  • If there are no other signals of injury, have him or her attempt to rest in a sitting or other comfortable position.
  • When the person feels ready, help him or her to stand.
  • Determine what additional care is needed before calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.

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