Basic First Aid


Checking an injured or ill adult (appears to be unconscious)

1. Check for responsiveness

2. Call 911

3. Open the airway

4. Check for breathing

5. Quickly scan for severe bleeding

6. Give care based on conditions found

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Conscious choking (cannot cough, speak or breathe)

1. Give 5 back blows

2. Give 5 abdominal thrusts

3. Continue care

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Unconscious choking (chest does not rise with rescue breaths)

1. Give rescue breaths

2. Give 30 chest compressions

3. Look for and remove object if seen

4. Give 2 rescue breaths

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CPR (no breathing)

1. Give 30 chest compressions

2. Give 2 rescue breaths

3. Don't stop

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