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What can I do if someone has fallen in my home?

Leigh Vinocur, MD
Emergency Medicine
If someone has fallen in your home:

– If they are not breathing start CPR and stop any bleeding with pressure.

– If they are unconscious or complaining of neck, back or hip pain DO NOT move them or try to straighten twisted limbs or try to push bones back under the skin.

– Call 911 immediately.

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