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PSA: What to do if someone's fainted

This may seem random, but this actually happened today at my college today, and I felt like some people should know a little about what to do. Here’s a quick PSA.

Okay, so here’s a quick description of an example of what happened with me, just for some context. I was at a hall with my friend listening to an organised talk, when suddenly they say something incoherently and look distressed.

I asked them if they’re okay, and they said “I think I’m going to faint”, before sliding out of their chair.

SIGNS-
Skin losing colour, sudden loss of stability, impairment of speech, loss of mobility, increased breathing and heart rate/decreased breathing and heart rate*, unresponsiveness, eyes rolling back, irregular pupil behaviour (dilation, etc.)

*different circumstance can lead to different signs

In such a situation, it is essential to remain calm and assess the situation.

First thing to do is to take hold of them, and lay them down. Currently, they have little to no control of their limbs and need someone to assist them. Laying them down is best

Look for anything that could’ve triggered this to happen- this is especially important if the reason to fainting is life threatening (e.g. Blood loss, etc.)

If there is no clear indication, talk to them. Try and ask them if they can hear you- and if they say yes, assure them that everything is going to be alright and they should relax.

Remember, fainting isn’t something that’s controlled, and when it happens, it’s terrifying for the person. They may not understand why it’s happened and this may lead them to panic- something you don’t want happening.

If they are unresponsive, check if they’re breathing.

The 4 B’s:
Breathing
Blood
Burns
Breaks

Breathing is the most important and life threatening thing- if someone is not breathing, that is very bad.

If you have fast access to someone who is a trained professional, such as a teacher, welfare assistant, nurse, etc…

Get them first. Do not do anything yourself, get them first.

A trained medical professional is much more likely to perform the job (e.g. First aid) better than you can, and they’ll know what to do.

Assist them in anyway you can, such as clearing space, retrieving items, calling emergency services, helping them to carry the collapsed person to somewhere better, etc.

If you do not have access to a trained medical professional, and do not have any history of First Aid training, call for an ambulance (999 in the UK, 911 in the USA), if the known condition is serious.

If they come back to consciousness, ask them if they need ANYTHING, sugary food, accessible medicine, air, water, somewhere to lay down. Like I said, ANYTHING.

Sometimes such an incident can thankfully be due to easy-to-cute things like low blood glucose (low sugar), heat, dehydration, etc. However it’s still advisable to have them seen by a professional.

The main thing is KEEP CALM. I cannot stress this enough, but if you can’t keep calm and feel you personally can’t do anything at all in the situation, at the very least get help.

I hope this random PSA has been useful. Please, spread this around to raise awareness. It’s not much, but it’s something.

-leonrekjavik


holy mcfuck y’all. look out for your friends!! 

  • Steve: Hey, let's do 'Get Help'.
  • Kali: What?
  • Steve: 'Get Help'.
  • Kali: No.
  • Steve: Why not?
  • Kali: I hate it.
  • Steve: It's great. It works every time.
  • Kali: It's humiliating.
  • Steve: Do you have a better plan?
  • Kali: No.
  • Steve: Neither do I.
  • Kali: We are not doing 'Get Help'.
  • *elevator opens, Steve carries Kali out of the elevator in front of the guards while she uses her powers to make the guards think that she’s missing a leg*
  • Steve: Get help! Please! My girlfriend is dying! Get help! Help her!
  • Kali (whispering): Not dating, dumbass.

Okay so I saw that post asking for nice allegations about celebrities so I thought I’d share. 

My mom used to live in Las Vegas with her best friend, and one night they decided they wanted to go out and ended up going to a very popular casino (where celebrities tend to go) and hanging out at the bar together. Anyway the night came to an end and my moms friend got pretty drunk so my mom and a few guys from the bar were helping her walk out to the elevators. Then a bunch of girls walked by and all the guys helping them out ended up following the girls and ditching my mom and her drunk friend to fend for themselves. When my mom and her friend made it to the elevator, they doors opened and out walked Will Smith. Will noticed my mom and her friend, and instead of just passing by and going to on with whatever he was gonna do, he stopped and helped my mom carry her friend, take them down to the lobby, help them get into their car and made sure they were safe. So yeah Will Smith seems cool. 

anonymous asked:

How did the kittens' point of view go when Zelena was in the shop?

Originally posted by cwunch

Momma went away and left us with Papa in a new place that has lots of interesting smells.  Papa didn’t want us to play in part of it, but mostly he stayed with us, so it was okay.  He has toys and bits of string and boxes to hide in.

Originally posted by thecatsmustbecrazy

But then a female human came in, and she smelled like wickedness.  We could tell Papa didn’t like her, so we decided to help

Originally posted by phantomintheshadows

Humans carry these weird pouches around because their teeth aren’t strong enough to carry things, so one of us bit her while another pooped in her pouch.  She made more noise than we do crying for food, which scared us, but she ran off and she never came back.

We think Papa was pleased, because he petted us and gave us nice food

Originally posted by elcascanueces

honestly it’s actually the small, mundane, boring things that someone does for you out of love which mean so much rather than grand gestures and proclamations

Using pronouns is the hardest thing about writing gay fanfic.
You can’t even say “He put his arm around his shoulder.” Whose arm? Whose shoulder? Did he do some weird bone bending thing and put it around his own shoulder?

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anonymous requested: sam + entrapment/pain