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Emergency Procedures
What to do:
Sportsperson collapses and appears unconscious


Ask: Am I in danger? Is the collapsed person in danger?


Make sure that everyone is safe. Send for medical help


Check response ­ `Shake and Shout'

Person is Conscious: Person is unconscious:
- Make comfortable - Put in recovery…

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2) Lye casualty on back. Open airway by lifting chin and tilting head well
back.
3) Clear the mouth and throat of any obstruction.
4) Check for breathing with your face close to the casualty's mouth. Look for
chest movement. Listen for sounds of breathing. Feel his breath on your…

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Unconsciousness & Concussion

A blow to the head can cause unconsciousness and if there is a delay between
the initial impact and the loss of consciousness then the casualty is certain to
suffer from concussion. If you suspect concussion check for:
Dizziness
Sickness
Headache
People often cannot remember what has…

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Loss of fluid and salt from the body due to excessive
sweating
o Signs include:
Headaches, light-headedness
Feeling sick
Sweating
Pale, clammy skin
Muscle cramps
Rapid, weakening pulse and breathing
o Call for help
o Lie down in cool place
o Raise and support legs
o Plenty of water, sips…

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Active movement: gentle movements that do not cause
pain. If pain occurs, these should stop.
Passive stretching and active exercise: stretching and
light endurance work causing no pain.

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