Immediate resources and steps that you will need if you witness a road accident
Download Emergency Tips for Mobile
Packet contains all numbers and key steps for what to do during an accident.
Select a state to get the emergency numbers of the police and ambulance.
Make an I.C.E. Card
In case of emergency (I.C.E.) cards make it possible for loved ones to be told of an emergency and for emergency and medical care personnels to get vital health information. It gives first responders key information on critical health issues; such as medication use, allergies or pre-existing conditions. It is easily identifiable unlike carrying your details in a mobile phone, which may be locked or difficult to operate.
Information saves time, information saves lives. If you are taken ill or injured, carrying your I.C.E. Card could make all the difference.
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How to save a person’s life in an accident
Ensure the scene is safe before approaching the victim. Look for any threat sign such as fuel, live electrical wires etc.
Avoid direct contact with blood and body fluids must be avoided to ensure your own safety. Use disposable gloves before providing any emergency care
Check to see if the victim responds by tapping the victim on his shoulder gently and asking “Are you ok?”
Call for ambulance or police for help
Incase of no response shift the victim to the police vehicle or ambulance using a stretcher / spine board. Ensure neck and spine remains in a secure position during this process and transportation.
Do NOT move the victim with a jerk. Victim could have a neck or back injury.
HOW TO PERFORM CPR
Heavy bleeding MUST be stopped. Apply and MAINTAIN pressure on the wound.
Do NOT attend to remove any foreign object lodged in the body.
Kneel beside the victim.
Put the heel of your palm on the breast bone of the victim (between the two nipples). Place your other hand over that hand locking your fingers together.
Position your shoulders over the hand, keeping your arms straight.
Give 100 chest compressions in 60 seconds and then check for pulse. Compress the chest atleast 2 inches and allow the chest to rise completely before pressing down again.
Continue the cycle of 100 compressions and pulse check until you reach the hospital or the victim regains consciousness.