How to Survive 911 Emergencies
Nancy May pt 1
“9-1-1, What’s your emergency?” Those are the first words most people will hear when the pick up the phone to call for emergency help. Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance… The dispatcher asks that question so he or she knows how to route the call for the fastest response.
But, what if you are caring for another person? What if it is your responsibility to provide care for an elderly parent or family member? Someone whose disabled our unable to care for themselves? What if they do not want you to call 9-1-1?
We are going to hear from my guest today, co-author of the book, “How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies: Step-By-Step Before, During and After!” This interview you are about to hear could, literally, save your life or the life of someone you love.
Nancy May has spent her career working with CEOs, Boards of Directors, and senior leaders in the public and private sectors. These experiences have given her the strength and the foundation to step in and provide her parents with guidance and support as they aged and needed assistance. She credits her father, who was an entrepreneur and innovator in eyewear design, and her mother, for encouraging and preparing her to acquire the many skills needed to start and lead several successful businesses. She has transitioned these competencies and life lessons to into her new business, CareManity, LLC, which focuses on providing family caregivers proven, structured ways to obtain practical knowledge and access much-needed support.
Nancy was on our podcast a little over a year or so ago as we talked about “Building Your Board of Directors” and you can go back to the archives and listen to Episodes 450 and 451 for more information on that.
First question, other than that brief information I just shared, and for the sake of some new listeners that may not have heard out prior interview, tell us in your own words, “Who is Nancy May?”
Now, this book you have just released, “How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies,” this is not a book simply about picking up phone and calling for emergency help. This is just one tool you should already have at your disposal, correct?
In your book, how do suggest your readers handle a situation where the parent or person you are caring for does not want to go to the hospital?
You talk about preparing the home itself to receive EMT’s that may have to respond to an emergency. What do you mean by that and how it achieved?
Why do many family members get caught off guard when an actual emergency arises?
What should someone do if the person they are caring for is unable to speak for themselves? Not just in the emergency, but let’s say on a normal basis, their communication skills have been impeded by their condition? What should you do then?
In this day and time in which we live, with the COVID-19 issues going on, many people have been told to avoid the emergency rooms. What should someone do if the patient does not want to go to the ER or, maybe, they don’t even want to go see a doctor and sit in the doctor’s office for 45 minutes to an hour or more?
You recently experienced the effects of a hurricane and you were without power for many days. What should a person do if the 9-1-1 phone system goes down in a situation like that?
If you are caring for a loved one, you need to know, in advance, what to do before the emergency arises. Nancy May’s book, “How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies: Step-By-Step Before, During and After” is a must have in every home. Go down into the show notes, click the link to be taken to the website or to Amazon and order your book today.