If you find someone with a neck or back injury, DO NOT TRY TO MOVE THEM. Do not call 911 because whoever they send will try to move them and, as I just told you, YOU SHOULD NOT TRY TO MOVE THEM.
After sustaining a traumatic injury, what kills many people is shock. Shock is easy to avoid if you just remember one rule: Do NOT sustain traumatic injuries.
If you need to induce vomiting in a patient, be sure that patient is facing the other direction.
In case of a nose-bleed, hold the head forward and pinch the nose with a rag or tissue. If, after five minutes, the nose continues to bleed, apply a tourniquet to the neck.
If you’ve been bitten by a bat, seek medical attention immediately. You may need a rabies shot. Seek religious help if you develop an aversion to garlic or no longer show up in a mirror.
Apply a cold compress to a spider bite after applying your shoe to the spider.
If, after an insect bite, you develop nausea or vomiting, you might be allergic. An antihistamine should help. If it doesn’t help, congratulations, you are pregnant.
If someone has a third-degree burn (charring of the skin), you should call 911 immediately… unless they also have a neck injury; because YOU CAN’T MOVE SOMEONE WITH A NECK INJURY.
An area inflamed from poison ivy should be washed well as should the clothes one was wearing when one came into contact with it. Do not scratch the affected area. Just sit quietly until your brain explodes and your skeleton jumps out of your skin.
If you have to go to the emergency room, it is vital that you tell the nurse that you have chest pains; otherwise, you won’t be seeing a doctor for eighteen hours.