Adult First Aid


Checking an Injured or Ill Adult

Check for Responsiveness

Tap the shoulder and shout out, "Are you OK?" If an unconscious person is face-down, roll face-up, supporting the head, neck and back in a straight line.

Call 911

If no response, call 911 or the local emergency number. If the person responds, obtain consent and CALL 9-1-1 or the local emergency number for any life-threatening conditions. CHECK the person from head to toe and ask questions to find out what happened.

Open the Airway

Tilt head, lift chin.

Check for Breathing

Check quickly for breathing for no more than 10 seconds. Occasional gasps are not breathing.

Quickly Check for Severe Bleedin