Dr ABC

Dr A B C

 

 

 

 

D DANGER

 

Check that there is no imminent danger to yourself of the casualty.

YOU, the First Aider are the number one priority

 

R RESPONSE

 

Is the casualty responsive / conscious?

 

A ALERT - Are they alert – Check visually

V VOICE - Speak to them, ask them questions

P PAIN - Pinch their earlobe – do they respond?

 

U UNCONSCIOUS??

 

 

A AIRWAY

 

Establish an airway by tilting the head back

 

B BREATHING

 

Check for Breathing by:

 

Listening

Watching for chest moving up and down

 

C CIRCULATION

 

Check for PULSE

 

Either at the wrist or side of the neck

 

 

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