Faced with an emergency situation, we must be very clear about the steps we must follow to offer useful help. That is why today we remind you of the importance of the PAS protocol.
What does it mean? PAS is protect- warn- help . The first thing we must do in an emergency situation is to make sure that we are not in danger. The first step will be to protect the affected person and signal that there is an injured person in order to avoid further damage.
Once we have the situation under control, we must notify the emergency medical service by calling 112. It is important that we offer detailed and expanded information so that the emergency service can offer the necessary help and respond quickly to the situation. The third step is to rescue, reassure the victim, and perform a primary examination of vital signs and a secondary examination of symptoms. These examinations must be carried out without moving the victim so as not to cause significant damage.
How to do a proper scan?
The primary assessment consists of checking consciousness with the response to stimuli, if it responds, it is conscious, if it does not respond, it is necessary to look for another type of reaction, such as a pinch and observe if it makes any movement and explore each reaction more specifically verbal, ocular and motor. The next thing to contemplate is chest breathing, listening to the breath, and feeling the breath. We must control the pulse and look for possible bleeding. In case the victim has a pulse and is breathing but is unconscious, we must place her in a lateral safety position (P.LS.). You should not mobilize until the emergency service arrives.
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