First Aid

Call 113 – explain where you are, follow the instructions and send someone to meet the medical personnel.

Provide life-saving first aid until the emergency services arrive.

A person calling for help. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
A person calling for help. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
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First Aid

Call 113 – explain where you are, follow the instructions and send someone to meet the medical personnel.

Provide life-saving first aid until the emergency services arrive.

A person calling for help. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
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First Aid

Assess the situation

  • Bear your own safety in mind.
  • Call out for help.
  • Get an overview of the situation – secure the incident scene if necessary.
Illustration of a person being examined

Touch the person and check if

  • they are awake (can open their eyes or talk)
  • the airways are clear
  • they are breathing normally
  • they are bleeding profusely
  • they are cold
Illustration of a person in recovery position

If unconscious with normal breathing: Place the person in the recovery position.

  • Monitor breathing for one minute.
  • Then place the person in the recovery position.
  • Call 113 – follow the instructions.
  • Monitor breathing.
  • Keep the person warm.

 

Illustration of a person giving CPR

If the person is lifeless and not breathing normally: Start CPR

  • Call 113 and turn the phone on speaker.
  • Give 30 rapid compressions:
    • Your arms must be straight with your hands on top of each other.
    • Press down in the middle of the chest, between the nipples.
    • Press down at least 5 cm.
    • Then give two rescue breaths.
  • Continue with compressions and rescue breaths until the ambulance arrives.

Use a defibrillator if you have access to one and know how to use it.

 

Illustration of stopping the bleed

Stop the bleeding

  • Press hard on the wound until the bleeding stops.
  • Hold a compress or similar between the wound and your hand.
  • The wound must be elevated above heart Level.
  • Apply a pressure bandage.
  • Keep the person warm.
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