April 2, 2007

Tattoo Artist

Most people sigh conspicuously deep a few times before they faint. The medical reason is pretty simple: the brain is being deprived of oxygen (which is why the person is fainting in the first place) and the urge to "sigh" is actually the urge to oxygenate.

No matter how many times a person insists "No, I'm okay," force that person to sit or lie down as quickly as you can, before they get to the ground a faster way.

Additionally, it takes the body an average of 20 minutes to recover from a faint; attempting to move the person earlier risks another faint. People often insist they are feeling better out of embarrassment, but, unless they're a superhero, they probably have the same physical requirements that everyone else has.

-- Subspace

Posted by Matthew at April 2, 2007 9:48 AM