- Step 1: Notice vomiting Take note if the victim is vomiting. Although it could be an upset stomach, it could also indicate a more serious problem.
- Step 2: Wake the victim Attempt to wake the victim if they pass out. If they cannot be roused, immediately seek help.
- TIP: Watch an unconscious victim to make sure they don't choke on their vomit.
- Step 3: Listen to breathing Listen for slow or irregular breathing. Eight breaths per minute or less is considered slow.
- Step 4: Check for hypothermia Check to see if the victim has blue or pale skin or low body temperature, as these can be signs of hypothermia.
- Step 5: Watch for seizures Watch for seizures, which are caused by either dehydration or hyperglycemia.
- Step 6: Call for help Call the hospital or poison control if you suspect the victim has alcohol poisoning. Don't wait for all the symptoms to appear before calling for help.
- FACT: Each year an estimated 1,700 college students ages die from alcohol-related injuries.
You Will Need
- Knowledge of the symptoms
- Prompt medical attention