Basic First Aid

For Adult Victims

Check for Responsiveness

The very first step is always to check if the person is conscious. Tap them on the shoulder and ask if they are okay.
1) If they are conscious, introduce yourself, ask what happened, and offer first aid.
2) If they refuse help, call 911 and stay near them.
3) If they do not respond, assume that they need your help, and perform first aid.

What if they aren't breathing?

If not breathing, perform CPR by pushing hard and fast in the middle of the chest, at least 2 inches deep and at least 100 compressions per minute. Don't stop until the emergency people get there.

CPR Training in Austin

You can find training and certification classes for CPR, AED, and First Aid in Central and South Austin given by the Red Cross organization.