When calling 911...
- know the location/address of the emergency
- what kind of emergency (chest pain, car accident, breathing difficulty, etc.)
- # of patients
- stay calm
In some occasions, first responders, fire dept and police/sheriffs deputy may arrive before the ambulance to assist. Also, medical helicopters are often called for transport of critical patients to a trauma center.
It is a good idea to have a list of
- personal info (DOB, insurance info and emergency contact)
- medications, medical history & allergies.
Keep this info where it is easily accessible to family or emergency personnel.
Remember, when you see emergency vehicles with their emergency lights on, please move to the right!!!