D.R.S.A.B.C.D.

DANGER-RESPONSE-SEND-AIRWAY-BREATHING-CPR-DEFIBRILLATOR

FIRST AID AND ACTION PLAN

WHAT IS FIRST AID

Providing initial care for the ill or injured is called first aid.

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

Make comfortable

Monitor response

S = SEND FOR HELP

Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance

or ask another person to make the call

A = AIRWAY

Open mouth - if foreign material present

Place in recover position

Clear airway with fingers


B = BREATHING

Check for breathing - look, listen, feel

Not normal breathing Normal breathing

Start CPR Place in recovery position

Monitor breathing

C = CPR

Start CPR - 30 chest compressions : 2 breaths

Continue CPR until help arrives

or patient recovers

D = Defibrillation

Apply defibrillator if available

and follow voice prompts


IN AN EMERGENCY CALL TRIPLE ZERO (000) FOR AN AMBULANCE