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Why should I check for more than one injured person at an emergency scene?

Look carefully for more than one person. You might not spot everyone at first.

If one person is bleeding or screaming, you might not notice an unconscious person. It also is easy to overlook a small child or an infant.

In an emergency with more than one injured or ill person, you may need to prioritize care.

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