- If you see a person fainting, try to prevent a fall.
- Make the person lie down on his or her back. Elevate the legs above the heart level.
- Loosen or remove any tight clothing.
- Ensure the individual gets plenty of fresh air.
- Check breathing and pulse. If the person is breathing and lying on the back. Carefully roll the person toward you onto the side. Bend the top leg so both hip and knee are at right angles. Gently tilt the head back to keep the airway open.
- If the person vomits, roll the entire body at one time to the side. Support the neck and back to keep the head and body in the same position while you roll.
- There is usually a full recovery when laid flat. If this does not occur, seek immediate medical help.
Dr. Sunil Garg is a Critical care (ICU) specialist, based in Udaipur. By this article his aim is to create awareness among people how to go about and deal with commonly encountered emergency medical situations till one gets medical help.image by Shadow-Ninja-Zero –