Medical Emergencies

For immediate medical assistance it is essential that you telephone 999 or 112. Emergency visitors who present at Carrick Road Medical Centre may be triaged and, if necessary, will be seen by our nurse or doctor on call.

This will involve a variable waiting period.

The ABC of Resuscitation

This simple emergency procedure can be carried out by anyone and could save a life.

Before attempting any emergency care, shout for assistance and, if you have access to a telephone, call 999. The ambulance service will be able to support your efforts at resuscitation with advice on the phone, until help arrives.

A
stands for Airway. When someone collapses, lift their chin and gently tilt the head slightly backwards. This opens the airway and helps prevent suffocation.

B
stands for Breathing. Check if the collapsed person is breathing by looking, Listening and feeling for signs of breathing. If the person is not breathing, dial 999 for the ambulance if you haven`t done this already. Pinch the nose closed, take a deep breath and breathe into the patient`s mouth twice.

C
stands for Circulation (pulse or signs of life). If there is no circulation, continue to breathe every six seconds, and re-check for circulation every minute. In a young child, breathe gently once every three seconds. In a baby, cover both the nose and mouth with your mouth.

DO NOT STOP UNTIL THE PERSON BREATHES ALONE OR MEDICAL HELP ARRIVES..