…..guideline continues to recommend giving aspirin to a person suspected of having a heart attack. The direction is “300mg orally to adults with non-traumatic chest pain unless the person has known anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) to aspirin”. Where available, request a defibrillator to the location but placing it out of sight of the person with the suspected heart attack. Offer reassurance and try to keep the person calm.
A list of common signs and symptoms of a heart attack, please remember that not all may be present during the event and a lack of chest pain is not uncommon.
Tomorrow we start reviewing the new recently published Diabetic Emergency Guideline.
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