MEASURES TO BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
Everyone dreads this situation: you are in your car and see there has been an accident right ahead. Now every second counts. Speed is essential. But how should you act? What is the first thing you need to do? We provide information about immediate measures at the scene of the accident.
Many will have forgotten what they learned in that first aid course long ago. Hand on your heart - can you really remember the exact order of steps to be taken at the scene of an accident? Only very few people are, and feel, prepared for this situation.
Immediate life-saving measures are measures that must be taken by everyone in emergency situations in order to save the life of an emergency patient or to improve the chances of survival.
These are essentially the following:
- Where necessary, cordoning off the scene of the accident or rescuing injured persons
- Making an emergency call (112 or 110)
- First aid with basic life support to maintain vital functions (circulation and respiration) or resuscitation
The following diagram gives a clear overview of what immediate life-saving measures need to be taken depending on the situation.
To illustrate everything better, you will find a video from the Malteser aid organisation afterwards: