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Many of us experience an unexpected medical emergency at some point in our lives, with a stranger or even one of our own. After calling for help you may be required to help before emergency services arrive. And in remote areas you could be waiting a long time.
In the field medicine section of the Rescue International website we provide you with information on the vital actions you can consider taking to assist with life or limb threatening emergencies with little or no medical training if you have no immediate access to trained medical personnel.
It must be emphasised that this information does not constitute medical advice and is provided at your own risk. Without medical training some of these actions can be dangerous or life-threatening in themselves. If, after careful consideration, you decide the risk of intervening outweighs the risk of waiting, they may be life or limb-saving.
Life or Limb Threatening Conditions
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In the event of an emergency, dial 112, 911, or in countries where these don’t work, look up the correct emergency phone numbers for ambulance, the fire service or the police in Rescue International’s full list covering all 200 countries.