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Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Ave NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Clinic Hours: Sundays, 10.30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Tel. (763) 567-9605
Contact: Asma Khatoon
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8910 Old Cedar Avenue S
Bloomington MN 55425
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FIRST AID VI: UNCONSCIOUSNESS
Unconsciousness is an abnormal state in which a person is not alert and not fully responsive to his/her surroundings. Levels of unconsciousness range from drowsiness to collapse and may range in severity from fainting to coma.
Unlike when a person is asleep, someone who is unconscious cannot cough, clear his/her throat, or turn his/her head if in distress. When unconscious, a person is in danger of choking, making it very important to keep the airway clear while awaiting medical care.
First Aid Guide
If you come across a person in a lying position, try to determine the level of consciousness by calling him/her: "Sir/Madame/Hello/Hi" if there is no response you can gently shaking his/her shoulder, do not move the patient Try find out what caused the loss of consciousness. Check to see if he/she is wearing a medical alert tag or has obvious injury.
If you can determine what caused the loss of consciousness, call emergency medical services and give first aid for that illness or injury until they arrive. If you cannot determine what caused the loss of consciousness, give first aid for general unconsciousness and call emergency medical services if the person does not revive promptly (i.e., within a couple minutes).
1. Check the person's Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.
2. If you do not think there is a spinal injury, put the person in the recovery position:
- Position the person lying face up.
- Turn the person's face toward you.
- Take the person's arm that is closest to you, and place it to his/her side, tucking it under the buttock.
- Take the person's other arm, and place it across his/her chest.
- Cross the person's ankles by placing his/her far leg over the near leg.
- Supporting the person's head with one hand, pull his/her clothing at the hip, rolling toward you. The person will be on his/her stomach, facing you.
- Bend one arm up and one arm down, to support the upper and lower body.
- Tilt the person's head back to allow air to move freely in and out of the mouth.
If you do think there is a possible spinal injury, leave the person as you found him/her (as long as breathing continues). If the person vomits or bleeds out of his/her mouth, roll his/her entire body (log roll) at one time to the side. Be sure to support the person's neck and back to keep the head and body in the same position while you roll him/her.
3. Keep the person warm until emergency medical help arrives.
Note: If the person awakens during the above self-care measures and he/she becomes restless or agitated, attempt to gently restrain him/her.
The following should be avoided in the case of loss of consciousness:
- Do not give an unconscious person anything by mouth; even if he/she regains consciousness, do not give anything until consulting a physician.
- Do not attempt to wake an unconscious person by slapping or shaking him/her vigorously or by putting cold water on the person.
These names are for your information only please do not contact them in medical Emergency Call 911 or your doctor or your Clinic.
If you have a medical problem to discuss please email female or male doctor and you will be contacted.
Ansar Ahmed MD. MRCP (UK): Neurologist
Fatima Jaffer: BS, RN, CNP: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics
Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy
Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry
Cell: 612 483-1691
Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist
Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)
Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse