FIRST AID

How To Provide First Aid- For Adults

Providing First Aid

CHECK for responsiveness

Clearly ask if the person is okay.

TIP- do so loudly so they can hear

CALL 911 if there is no response

If alone, give person two minutes of care and then call.

Even if the person responds, it is still a good idea to call if they are not fully comprehensive, consent permitting

TIP- if the person is face down, turn them over, support their head, and keep their back straight/ aligned.

OPEN air way- Open the person's airway and check for signs of breathing

If anything is there that shouldn't be, clear the airway in a safe, quick, and sanitary manner.

TIP- Occasional gasping is NOT breathing.

GIVE 2 rescue breaths

Tip head back and open mouth. While pinching the nose shut, blow in to make chest clearly rise, and continue until response.

TIP- If you or someone else witnessed the person collapse at random, skip rescue breaths and assume CPR immediately

TIP- If the person's chest does not rise, tilt the head and re-assume rescue breathing.