Fainting Causes & Treatment – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

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People may faint as a reaction to pain,
exhaustion, hunger, or emotional stress. It may also happen after someone has been
standing or sitting still for a long period of time, especially if they are
hot. When someone faints, their pulse slows right down but it usually picks up
again quickly and goes back to normal. If someone has fainted but doesn’t come
around after a couple of minutes, then this could be more serious. There are three key signs of someone who has fainted: they have a brief period of
unresponsiveness causing them to fall to the ground, they may have a slow pulse,
their skin may be pale, cold and sweaty. If someone’s feeling faint, advise them
to lie down. Kneel down next to them and raise their legs, supporting their ankles
on your shoulder or a chair if available, to help blood flow back to the brain. Watch their face for signs that they are recovering. Make sure that they have
plenty of fresh air. Ask bystanders to move away, and if
you’re inside, ask someone to open a window. They should recover within a couple of
minutes. As they recover, reassure them and help them to sit up slowly when they
are feeling better. If they don’t become responsive again quickly open their airway, check their breathing and prepare to treat someone who is unresponsive. So remember, if someone’s feeling faint,
lie them down and raise their legs. Make sure they have plenty of fresh air, and when
they recover and are feeling better, help them to sit up slowly. If they remain unresponsive, prepare to treat an unresponsive casualty. And that’s how we help someone who’s feeling faint or has fainted. If this video has been helpful to you,
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21 thoughts on “Fainting Causes & Treatment – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

  1. Good to know that the cause of my almost-fainted moment was due to standing for a long time. It happened inside the bus there were no seats so I stood and it was quite crowded, and soon after it was so hard to breathe.

  2. I have never fainted before nor do I have nothing that relates to it. If you do faint a lot and you have syncasp ( I don't know how to spell it) would you get a service dog?

  3. This morning I was making breakfast with my mom cause I was going to school. I was cutting bread and I accidentally cut my thumb and the cut was big. It was open to my skin and my nail was cut too. My mom rushed me to the bathroom because I was losing too much blood. I was my thumb off with some tepid water and my mom sprayed some peroxide.after that I sat back down and I started to feel dizzy, there was ringing in my ears and my vision was getting a little blurry. I fanned myself to cool me down because I was scared and thought I was gonna die lol. My mom ran out of bandages with is even worse. I tried not to faint but I didn't. Right now I'm laying in my bed not going to school with the cut on my thumb. It's still bleeding a little tiny bit

  4. My friend Evie she had fainted at school, and I ran to the staff room to get my teacher…I really want to know how she fainted? We had a lockdown so thats probably the promblem.

  5. I was in my room talking to a friend on the phone. Next thing I know I lose my vision and I hear a loud crash sound. I then realize my head is bleeding and I hit my head on the stairs banister. Can someone tell me what happened

  6. i fainted yesterday, smacked my face onto a workbench. i fel like i had pinsand needles and felt hot then fainted. and this was after another girl had fainted, i still feel sick and my nose really hurts

  7. I found out what to do if I was to faint or pass out when I was in cadets when we had to stand at ease for 2 hours I lasted 1 and a half hours until I passed out I ended up having to be taken away because I fell straight to the ground and was bleeding on head.

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