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Fainting victims regain consciousness almost immediately. If this does not happen, the victim could be in serious danger and you should go to "Start Here" and call 911 as soon as possible.

  1. Lay the victim on his or her back and make sure that he or she has plenty of fresh air.
  2. Send someone to call 911.
  3. Reassure the victim and apply a cold compress to the face.
  4. If the victim vomits, roll onto side and keep airway clear.
  5. DO NOT give the victim anything to eat or drink.
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