Call 911 if the person:
- Has blue lips or face
- An irregular or slow heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Is difficult to awaken
- Acts confused
1. Make the Person Safe
- Lay the person flat on his or her back.
- Loosen tight clothing.
2. Try to Revive the Person
- Shake the person vigorously, tap briskly, or yell.
- If the person doesn't respond, call 911 immediately and start CPR if necessary.
- If an AED is available, bring it by the person and use it if you have been trained on its use.
3. Do Home Care for Simple Fainting
- If the person is alert, give fruit juice, especially if the person has not eaten in more than 6 hours or has diabetes.
- Stay with the person until he or she is fully recovered.
4. Call a Health Care Provider
See a health care provider right away if the person:
- Hit his or her head when fainting
- Faints more than once in a month
- Experiences unusual symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, or difficulty talking