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Chapter 15: Sudden Illness Introduction  Some illnesses develop over time, whereas others can strike without a moment’s notice.  By knowing the signals of sudden illness and paying careful attention to details at the emergency scene, you can determine how best to help a victim of sudden illness.  You do not need to know the exact cause of the illness to give appropriate care.  Always follow the emergency action steps: CHECK— CALL—CARE. 2 AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID–RESPO
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  Chapter 15: Sudden Illness  2   AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID–RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITIONCopyright © 2005 by The American National Red CrossAll rights reserved. Introduction  Some illnesses develop over time, whereas others canstrike without a moment’s notice.  By knowing the signals of sudden illness and payingcareful attention to details at the emergency scene, youcan determine how best to help a victim of sudden illness.  You do not need to know the exact cause of the illness togive appropriate care.  Always follow the emergency action steps: CHECK— CALL—CARE.  3   AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID–RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITIONCopyright © 2005 by The American National Red CrossAll rights reserved. Responding to a Medical Emergency    Sudden illnesses often show the followingsignals:  Change in a person’s level of consciousness  Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or weak   Nausea or vomiting  Changes in breathing, circulation, skintemperature, color or moisture  4   AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID–RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES FOURTH EDITIONCopyright © 2005 by The American National Red CrossAll rights reserved. Specific Sudden Illness    Sudden illnesses become evident in a variety of ways.  Common sudden illnesses include—   Fainting.  Diabetic emergencies.  Seizures.  Stroke.  Poisoning.  Heart attack.  Shock.
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