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Breathing Emergencies-General

Signs of breathing trouble include:

Difficulty in Breathing

This is a sign of many conditions i.e. asthma, infections, heart problems.Patient needs 100% oxygen. Call 911 immediately.




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Eye Injuries

Blow to the Eye

This may cause the common "black eye" but sometimes may involve damage which is more serious. Always ask the patient if they can see well out of the injured eye. If not, refer to a physician or to the hospital emergency department. Also, examine the eye for bleeding behind the clear part of eye (cornea) and refer to a doctor immediately if blood is seen.

Chemical in the Eye



This common injury occurs when welders and those around them expose their eyes to bright welding flashes. This will cause severe eye discomfort, usually several hours after the exposure

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Taken from the First Aid Pocket Guide