DRSABCD

Martyn's DRSABCD

Action plan

D DANGER

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


R RESPONSE

Check for response- ask name- squeeze shoulders

No response Response

* send for help. * make comfortable

* check for injuries

* monitor response


S SEND for help.

Call triple '000' for an ambulance

Or ask another person to make the call


A AIRWAY

Open mouth- if foreign material is present:

* place in the recovery position

* clear airway with fingers


B BREATHING

Check for breathing- look, listen and feel.

Not normal breathing Normal breathing

* start CPR * place in recovery position

* monitor breathing

* manage injures

* treat for shock


C CPR

start CPR until help arrives or patient recovers


D DEFIBRILLATION

Apply defibrillator if available

and follow voice prompts