First Aid

For Adults

Checking An Injured Or Ill Adult

Check for responsiveness
Call 9-1-1
Open the airway
Check for breathing
Quickly scan for severe bleeding

Conscious Choking

Give 5 back blows
Give 5 abdominal thrusts
Continue care

Unconscious Choking

Give rescue breaths
Give 30 chest compressions
Look for and remove object if seen
Give 2 rescue breaths


Give 30 chest compressions
Give 2 rescue breaths
Do not stop repeating steps 1 and 2

AED Adult Or Child Older Than 8 Years Or Weighing More Than 55 Pounds

Turn on AED
Wipe bare chest dry
Attach pads
Plug in connector, if necessary
Stand clear
Analyze heart rhythm
Deliver shock
Perform CPR

Controlling External Breathing

Cover the wound
Apply direct pressure until bleeding stops
Cover the dressing with bandage
Apply more pressure and Call 9-1-1


Remove from source of burn
Cool the burn
Cover loosely with sterile dressing
Call 9-1-1
Care for shock


Call 9-1-1 or poison control hotline
Provide care

Head, Neck, or Spinal Injuries

Cal 9-1-1 or the local emergency number
Minimize movement
Stabilize head


Think F.A.S.T.
F- Face, ask the person to smile. Does one side droop?
A- Arm, Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift down?
S- Speech, Ask person to repeat a simple sentence. Is speech slurred or do they fail to repeat sentence?
T- Time, Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see signals of stroke
Provide care