5 Steps To Save An Adult

Be prepared to save a life

Checking the Adult

You never know when you will be in a situation where someone needs help. But when you are, with these steps you will be prepared to help save a life.


1. Check for Responsiveness. Tap the shoulder and shout, "Are you OK?"

2. Call 9-1-1. If no response, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number. Make sure the person is facing up and check the person from head to toe.

3. Open The Airway. Tilt head, lift chin.

4. Check For Breathing. Check quickly for breathing for no more than 10 seconds. REMEMBER gasps are not breathing.

5. Quickly Scan For Severe Bleeding.