By American Red Cross

This participant’s textbook is a part of the yankee crimson pass Responding to Emergencies:
Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED software. on its own, it doesn't represent whole and
comprehensive education. stopover at to profit extra approximately this program.
The emergency care systems defined during this e-book mirror the traditional of data and
accepted emergency practices within the usa on the time this publication was once released. it truly is the
reader’s accountability to stick expert of adjustments in emergency care techniques.

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An injured person who is competent has the legal right to refuse first aid care from a lay responder or a medical health professional. As taught in this chapter, you should at least call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number, even if the person will not let you give care yourself. If while waiting for additional help to arrive that person becomes unconscious or otherwise unresponsive and is critically injured, the rules of implied consent should be followed. Implied consent assumes that the person would want care for a lifethreatening condition if he or she could give consent.

Some injured or ill people may refuse care, even those who may desperately need it. Even though a person may be seriously injured or ill, you should honor their refusal of care. Persons with decision-making capacity who are of legal age have a right to refuse care. If this occurs, you must ensure that the person is competent and able to make rational, informed decisions. Refusal of care does not have to be all or nothing. A person can agree to receive part of the care that you have suggested, but refuse another part.

I was on the bus headed for work. A man from the back of the bus came down the aisle, and I noticed that he was moving unsteadily. It was cold in the bus, but I noticed he was sweating and looked very pale. “I don’t know where I am,” I heard him mumble to himself. c. On my way into the grocery store from the parking lot, I heard the loud screech of tires and the crash of metal. I saw that a car had struck a telephone pole, causing the telephone pole to lean at an odd angle. Wires were hanging down from the pole onto the street.

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