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And now we're going to move into secondary care. These can still be life-threatening, but you usually have more time to act. Secondary care can be divided into two sections, illnesses and injury. An illness is an unhealthy condition of the body. Things list asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, or angina. These illnesses can be existing conditions or they could be being suffered for the very first time when you come across the person. An injury is a physical harm to the body. Things like breaks, fractures, head injuries or eye injuries. With secondary care, it's not possible to sound this course when somebody needs to go to a hospital or when to not, so you need to make a judgement. Some of them are very obvious, but others you'll need to make a judgement call.
It is important that you get this person help as soon as possible. What we're going to do is cover some common conditions that you may well come across. If you face something that you're not sure about, keep calm, try and get as much information as possible on what's actually wrong with the person, and also get help from things when you call the emergency services. Things like the doctors, NHS Direct, or maybe their family. The best thing you can do for this person is to prevent them from getting worse, to promote their recovery, and get professional help as soon as possible. What I'm going to do now is go through some of these individual subjects.