DRASABCD ACTION PLAN
In an emergency call triple zero (000) for an ambulance
Ensure the area is safe for yourself,others and the patient.
Check for response - ask name - squeeze shoulders
No response Response
Send for help make comfortable
check for injuries
S Send for help
Call triple zero(000) for an ambulance or ask another person to make the call.
Open mouth - if foreign material is present:
place patient in recovery position
clear airway with fingers
Open airway by tilting head with chin lift
Check for breathing - look, listen and feel.
Not normal breathing Normal breathing
Start CPR place in recovery position
treat for shock
Start CPR - 30 chest compressions: 2 breaths
Continue CPR until help arrives or patient recovers.
Apply defibrillator if available and follow voice prompts.
If the casualty is an adult or child over 1 year of age and conscious, encourage them to relax and breath deeply and cough to remove object.
If coughing dosent remove the blockage call 000 for an ambulance.
If unsuccessful, bend casualty well forward and give up to 5 sharp blows between the shoulder blades. Check to see if the obstruction has been relieved after each back blow.