Emergency Procedures

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Signs of Cardiac Emergency

Persistent chest pain, discomfort, or pressure that last longer than 3 to 5 minutes, that goes away and comes back or that persists even during rest.  Others include:

1.   Nausea and vomiting
2.   Pale or ashen skin
3.   Trouble breathing

 Signs of Cardiac Arrest 

Victim is unconscious, is not breathing, and has no heartbeat.   

First Steps

1.   Assess victim’s consciousness.  “Are you OK?”  If he/she responds CPR (and AED) is not needed.

2.   Check for breathing.  With ear close to victim’s nose and mouth and looking at his/her chest, listen for signs of breathing, look for the chest to rise and fall and feel for air on your check (10 seconds). 

3.   If victim is coughing or breathing normally, do not perform CPR or AED.If victim is unconscious, is not breathing, and has no hearbeat, perform AED/CPR.

4.   Send for help in whether CPR/AED is needed or not..  Have someone call Tell responder the church address is 682 Michael Lane, Lafayette, 94549.

5.   If CPR/AED is appropriate, send someone to bring the AED (on north wall of main building in parish hall near fire extinguisher)

Performing CPR

Use the links below to see instructions, illustrations, and if desired, videos:

How to do CPR on an Adult   

How to do CPR on a Child (1-8 years old)

How to do CPR on an Infant


Using the AED

Use the AED as soon as it is available.

1.   Make sure there are no puddles or standing water in the area.

2.   Turn the AED on.

3.   Follow the AED’s voice instructions.


First Aid for Choking

Use the links below to see instructions, illustrations, and if desired, videos:

First Aid for Choking for a Conscious  Adult

First Aid for Choking for a Conscious Child (1 -8 years old) 

First Aid for Choking for a Conscious Infant

 

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