Water & Vomiting
  • Water is not an ideal treatment for a patron who is vomiting

  • If they are vomiting, monitor how much liquid they expel

  • If water is given, encourage sipping – monitor, how much they consume

  • Dose - 250ml an hour whilst resting, and 500ml an hour whilst exercising (including dancing!) is a safe maximum.

  • Do not douse them in water – this can lead to hypothermia

  • Don’t give water/food to a drowsy/unconscious person

  • Be cautious of them sleeping

    • If they do fall asleep, make sure they are in the recovery position (below), rouse them regularly (at least every 20 minutes) and monitor breathing

    • If they become unrousable, seek medical attention

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Image: Recovery Position