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The ambulance service is on its way, the man is stable, breathing normally but still showing no signs of responding.

Ask one of the bystanders to go to the park’s small entrance to indicate to the ambulance crew where the emergency is. It may save time in their arrival and in some cases, make a difference to a person’s survival. Much time can be wasted especially at night where locations are not found easily.

Consider the handover process to the ambulance crew. What useful information can be provided. Offer details (if known) of the person’s name, age, date of birth, address, contact numbers, the name of a relative, partner or friend. Other information that may be collected includes any pre-existing health conditions (e.g. he is a known diabetic), medications they may be taking.

Offer a history of the events that lead up to the arrival of the ambulance. In this instance, the handover may go something like this.

“Hi there, this gentleman was found by these people face down on the ground. When I arrived, he did not respond. I turned him over and found he was breathing. I then placed him on his side. There were no details as to his identity found”. The ambulance crew will record the information provided.

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