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What to do when your colleague collapses at office?

  • April 23, 2018
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Collapse is a sudden change in behaviour and consciousness of a person. It is not necessary that the person should be unconscious and suddenly fall on ground. Sometimes person may suddenly stops talking and become unresponsive without falling on ground, which represents a serious collapse. The most common reasons for collapse are stroke, seizures, cardiac arrest, hypoglycaemia and fainting. Following are some measures you should take when your colleague collapse at office:

  • In your work place if somebody falls suddenly, give him tough shake on his shoulders and shout “Can you hear me” or “Are you ok “? Then immediately call to emergency for medical assistance.
  • If person is not responding, then carefully lay him on hard surface like on the ground and clear the airway. Then immediately check his breathing by coming closer to the person and you should hear or feel the signs of breathing, like chest is falling and raising.
  • If the person is not breathing, then keep your both hands at the centre of the chest. Push the chest with your arms. You should push around 100 compressions per minute. Push should be around 5 cm. deep.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps the blood to reach the organs, particularly their brain, which also helps to receive fresh air into lungs.
  • Continue the procedure of CPR until the medical emergency arrives.

 

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Disclaimer: Don’t follow any suggestions in this article without consulting a qualified doctor.

Source: 1. “What to do when a colleague collapses in the office” http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/what-to-do-when-a-colleague-collapses-in-the-office/

2. “What To Do When Someone Collapses?” https://www.healthxchange.sg/medicine-first-aid/first-aid/what-to-do-when-someone-collapses.