Always checking your for dangers first.
For people with Angina, if the medication doesn’t seem to be working or they are identifying with a different type of pain than usual then we need to treat this as a Heart Attack.
Call 111. If available, give them 300mg of aspirin to chew (asking first if they have any allergy to aspirin). Remain calm and stay with them. Whilst keeping him in the sitting position, reassure them whilst monitoring their condition, reporting any changes to the emergency services.
Tomorrow we will look at the difference between Angina and Heart Attack…….
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