Outdoor Skills - First Aid

Chest Pains - Heart Attack

What to look for:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain in center of chest that lasts more than a few minutes or comes and goes
  • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms
  • Light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath

What to do:

  • Help victim get comfortable-usually sittng up, with back support, padding under the knees
  • Loosen any tight clothing and be calm and reassuring
  • Give nitroglycerin if the victim has any

CALL LOCAL Emergency Medical Service OR TRANSPORT VICTIM TO NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY IMMEDIATELY

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