We’ve all seen the scenes where someone lies probably dying, and anyone there makes it a big point to encourage the victim to stay conscious. Is there anything in that or is it just another trope? My tvtropes-fu isn’t up to the challenge.
I’ve certainly heard and read that people with a positive outlook on their health issues do better than those with negative ones. But does it really help to keep a wounded and possibly dying person conscious?
Are EMS people trained to try to keep a victim conscious?