Patient with fainting

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Patient with fainting

  1. 1. Patientwithfainting<br />Sandy Mejía<br />
  2. 2. objectives<br />Identify the definition of faintness or fainting spells.<br /> Know the main causes.<br /> Recognize the symptoms that may cause syncope.<br /> Determine how to act in an emergency faint.<br /> Implement basic first aid.<br /> Interpreting the severity of the problem and potential consequences if not addressed properly.<br />
  3. 3. What is fainting?<br />It is the temporary loss of<br />consciousness due a <br />decreased flow blood to the <br />brain, usually an episode of short duration (less than a couple of minutes) and is followed by a rapid and complete recovery.<br />
  4. 4. main causes<br />Effort<br />Vigorous cough<br />Emotional Impact<br />Stay standing for long<br />Bleeding<br />Sudden rising from sitting or lying position.<br />Medications<br /> Alcohol or drugs<br /> Low blood sugar<br />
  5. 5. main causes <br />Anemia <br />Seizures <br />Fatigue<br /> Anxiety<br />Heart Disease<br />Severe dehydration<br />Poor feeding<br />
  6. 6. possible symptoms<br /> Nausea<br />Excessive sweating<br />Pallor<br /> Impaired vision<br />Irregular pulse<br /> Shortness of breath<br /> Chest pressure<br />
  7. 7. What to do if a person faints?<br />Maintain patency of the airway<br />Ensure that breathes and has a pulse<br />Lie down and elevate your legs<br />Loosen clothing and objects<br />Keep it for a few minutes lying in the shade<br />Wait until you are conscious<br />
  8. 8. What to do if a person faints? <br />
  9. 9. What to do if a person faints? <br />When the victim vomits, you must turn to the side to prevent choking.<br />In case the inspection and care of the victim airway blockage and lack of pulse, begin rescue breathing mouth to mouth and heart massage, in addition to the emergency call.<br />
  10. 10. What should I avoid?<br />Pour water over the head of the unconscious.<br />Put the victim's head on a pillow, which can obstruct breathing.<br /> Give food or drink to an unconscious person. Do this until you regain consciousness.<br /> Providing alcohol to who is recovering from a swoon, as it may worsen their situation.<br />
  11. 11. When should you take the person to the hospital?<br />When it has stopped breathing and heartbeat of the patient. <br />The individual does not regain consciousness quickly.<br />If you are a pregnant. <br />If you are over 50 years. <br />If you have diabetes. <br />If you have had seizures or loss of bowel control.<br />When the faints are frequent <br />When there are visual disturbances, inability to move, loss of speech or chest discomfort.<br />
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  13. 13. thanks!!!<br />

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