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  People faint for many reasons but the question is always should I call 911 or not. The first decision point is "does the person lose consciousness?". After they they can they respond to you? If not you should call 911 immediately and check their breathing and if necessary start CPR. If they are conscious then we need to determine what happened. There is always a reason for the fainting. One of the easiest ways to determine this is asking SAMPLE questions. Signs and symptoms  Allergies  Medications  Past Medical History  Last Meal  Events leading up to the fainting By gathering...

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