If someone suddenly collapses or falls unconscious, what should I do?
A person can fall unconscious for many different reasons. The first thing to do is to check for pulse. If it is not to be found, a BLS (Basic Life Support) trained individual should assess the patient and administer CPR, if need be. If the patient is still somewhat conscious and moving, you should put her/him in a safe recovery position, i.e., make them lie down on their left side. You should then check their blood pressure and blood sugar levels. If that’s not possible you should move her/him to the nearest medical facility.