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In an emergency, what should I do for the person after calling 9-1-1?

Check the person for life-threatening conditions, and give the necessary care:

  • Do no further harm
  • Monitor the person’s breathing and consciousness
  • Help the person rest in the most comfortable position
  • Keep the person from getting chilled or overheated
  • Reassure the person
  • Give any specific care as needed


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