What to do in an emergency

Examples of emergencies are

  • acute illness (e.g. respiratory distress, severe pain, high fever)
  • poisoning or burning
  • trauma (accident, bone fracture)

In case of emergency, there is an urgent need for medical treatment, but not every emergency is life-threatening!

Call the rescue services immediately: ✆ 144

in case of life-threatening injuries, an accident, a stroke or heart attack.
At the rescue centre, assistance is coordinated as quickly as possible.