Fainting is the body’s way of removing itself from the situation. Whether it be because it’s too hot, is overly scared or just had enough!

 

Recognition

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Slow pulse
  • Clammy, pale skin
  • Could feel sick, have had blurry vision or even dizziness
  • Very rapid recovery

 

So what can I do about it?

  1. Lay them down
  2. Raise the legs
  3. Make sure they are breathing okay
  4. If they go unconscious, roll them into the recovery position

If you are unsure, call 999!

 

Want to know more? Attend a training course which covers this topic:

QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid At Work (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF)
QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

 

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