DRSABCD action plan

In an emergency call triple zero (000) for an ambulance

Danger

Ensure the area is safe for yourself, others and the patient.

Response

Check for response - ask name - squeeze shoulders
Response
- make comfortable - monitor response
No response
- go to next step

SEND for help

Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance
or ask another person to make the call

Airway

Open mouth - if foreign material present
Place in recovery position
Clear airway with fingers

Breathing

Check for breathing - look, listen, feel
Normal breathing - place in recovery position - monitor breathing
Not normal breathing - start CPR

CPR

Start CPR - 30 chest compressions : 2 breaths
Continue CPR until help arrives
or patient recovers

Defibrillation

Apply defibrillator if available
and follow voice prompts

Recovery position