Emergency-Related Signs in American Sign Language

By Adan R. Penilla, Angela Lee Taylor

Going to the hospital during an emergency is a scary thing, and if you’re communicating via American Sign Language, it can be even scarier, but it doesn’t have to be. Nothing is scary about these emergency-related signs (except having to use them). These signs may be your 9-1-1 when you need to help out in an emergency!

ADMIT/ENTER:

asl-admit

AMBULANCE:

asl-ambulance

EMERGENCY:

asl-emergency

HEMORRHAGE/BLEED:

asl-hemorrhage

Hemorrhage is the same sign as bleed. To sign bleed, move your dominant hand up and down rapidly. The faster you do it, the heavier the bleeding.

HOSPITAL:

asl-hospital

DISCHARGE:

asl-discharge