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When breaking a bone or other serious injury, should you keep the victim conscious or let him or her pass out?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's not your choice

If they're going to pass out, you can't prevent it.
What you want to do though, is if you think they're going to pass out make sure they don't fall and hurt themselves. Help them gently to the ground. Our 1st instinct when someone is going down is to try to help them back up or to sit them up. Don't do that. The reason we pass out is so our head goes down to get more blood to our brain.

In brief: It's not your choice

If they're going to pass out, you can't prevent it.
What you want to do though, is if you think they're going to pass out make sure they don't fall and hurt themselves. Help them gently to the ground. Our 1st instinct when someone is going down is to try to help them back up or to sit them up. Don't do that. The reason we pass out is so our head goes down to get more blood to our brain.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Airway

Bottom line is you can't really control this, however if they pass out make sure their head is protected and their airway and breathing are maintained.

In brief: Airway

Bottom line is you can't really control this, however if they pass out make sure their head is protected and their airway and breathing are maintained.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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