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 and squeeze shoulders.


  1. No response-Continue DRSABCD
  2. Response-Make comfortable and monitor response


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 and clear airway with fingers.

Breathing

Check for breathing-look, listen, feel

  1. Not normal breathing-Start CPR
  2. Normal breathing-Place in recovery position and monitor breathing

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