Generally, common people will find it hard to recognize the emergency condition accident victims or patients with certain diseases. Only medical personnel or trained people who can understand the condition. They generally also can perform appropriate actions with little risk.
Nevertheless, common people actually can help people deal with emergency conditions, at least by not doing certain things that may worsen the patient’s condition.
According to Litacha Tamlicha, common people will have difficulty in recognizing cases of emergency and handling process. Emergency cases can be either illness or accident. People outside of non-medical professions also can recognize the signs with training.
Things That Need to Be Avoided in Emergency Conditions
Common people do not easily recognize emergency conditions, but can still help save a patient. The trick is not to do certain things that may worsen the patient’s condition, such as =
Lay the patient.
Lay patients with emergency conditions can make it difficult to breathe. According to dr. Ahmad Riviq, a specialist anesthesia, when patients experience a loss of consciousness, make sure they can still breathe. Therefore, do not lay the patient with the head position making the tongue falling backward. The position can clog breathing that will eventually make it difficult for the patient to breathe.
Difficulty breathing can also be caused by a blockage of fluid that causes patients difficult to swallow saliva. If you find emergency patients with conditions like that, then lay the patients like he was hugging the pillow case. It is to note that the patient is not a trauma patient. Tilting the patient’s body can help breathing because of fluid flow to a lower place so that the patient’s airway is not blocked. This position is called the recovery position.
Recovery position, according to Riviq, it should be done while the patient is known to be still breathing. If the patient does not lay tilted while still able to breathe, the fluid will enter the respiratory tract.
Do not give drink.
According to dr. IGAE Nari Laksmi Dewi, surgical specialists, you should not give drink to patients with emergency conditions. Common people generally give drink to the patient when they are in emergency conditions. Perhaps this is meant to make patients calmer, but actually, it is not the right way. Lakshmi said that patients should not be allowed to eat and drink. This is to minimize the risks that may occur when anesthesia time. She added that the patient’s stomach would be full if given a drink. When the patient is sedated in the hospital, they could vomit.
Do not carelessly move the patient.
In the case of emergency accident victims, should not be too hasty in moving the victim. According to Riviq, on the conditions of trauma, victims should be handled by an expert. For example, the incidence of accidents on the road, the victim cannot be moved arbitrarily. Move the victim to a state of emergency incorrectly can be fatal, even death.