Emergencies with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind People

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Video on how to respond to emergencies with deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind people is available for viewing from the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN).

Some of the tips in the video include:


  • get the patient’s attention
  • use patient’s preferred communication method
  • use gestures
  • write messages on a paper or board
  • use a picture board
  • Watch the full video below or browse to EMT training video to learn more. This video was produced by CEPIN.

    Find more information on this video at CEPIN