What Is A True
   Medical Emergency?
 What Are Some Examples?
 Why Shouldn't I Just Drive
   The Patient Myself?
 How Can You Help In
   A Medical Emergency?
 Who Are The People
         Behind 911?
 Call 911 For Emergencies Only.

What Is A True Medical Emergency?

When should you call 911? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the victim's condition life or limb threatening?
  • Could the victim's condition worsen and become life or limb-threatening on the way to the hospital?
  • Could moving the victim cause further injury?
  • Does the victim need the skills or equipment of paramedics or emergency medical technicians?
  • Would distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?