DRS ABCD

FIRST AID

FIRST AID

DANGER Ensure the area is safe for yourself, others and the patient


RESPONSE Check For Response-ask name-squeeze shoulders

No Response Response

-Send for help -make comfortable

-check for injuries

-monitor response


SEND FOR HELP Call 000 for an ambulance or ask another person to make the call.


AIRWAY Open mouth-if foreign material is present :

-place in the recovery position

-clear airway with fingers

Open airway by tilting head with chin lift



CHOKING


A person chokes when the airway is partly or totally blocked. Infants and small children love to put things in their mouth


BREATHING

Check for breathing-look,listen,feel.

Not normal breathing Normal breathing

-Start CPR -place in recovery position

-monitor breathing

-mange injuries

-treat for shock


CPR-30 chest compressions : 2 breaths

Continue CPR until help arrives

or patient recovers.


DEFIBRILLATION Apply defibrillator if available

and follow voice prompts.