“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else,
it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away
from something, follow that monkey!”
Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher!
The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before you administer care!
The next step is consent.
There are some cases that “consent” can be implied, and you’ll know it when you see it. However, always try to make contact with either the victim, or a party with the victim, especially is the victim is a child.
Briefly explain your level of skill to the victim or others with the victim what you can do, and ask for consent to help.
Never assume anything!
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