DRS ABCD

All about first aid

DANGER

Make sure the area around you is safe for yourself, others and your patients.

RESPONSE

Check for response-ask name-squeeze shoulders.

No response

  • send for help
Response

  • make comfortable
  • check for injuries
  • monitor response
SEND FOR HELP

Call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance or ask another person to make the call.

AIRWAY

Open mouth-if different material is in the situation:

  • place in the recovery position
  • clear airway with fingers

Open airway by tilting head with the chin.

BREATHING

Check for breathing-look, listen and feel.

Not normal breathing

  • Start CPR

Normal breathing

  • place in recovery position
  • monitor breathing
  • manage injuries
  • treat for unexpected movement