Adult First Aid

A Quick Guide to Administering Basic First Aid on Adults

First Steps

Before you begin treating a person in an emergency, the first thing you should do is to check the injured person (if they appear to be unconscious).

1. Check for their responsiveness (ask if they are ok).

2. If there is no response call 9-1-1, and check for any life-threatening conditions.

3. Open the airway, tilt their head, and lift their chin.

4. Check to see if they are breathing for about 10 seconds (occasional gasps are not breathing).

If they are not breathing, CPR must be Administered.

Further Reading

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