DRSABCD stands for:
· Danger – always check the danger to you, any bystanders and then the injured or ill person. Make sure you do not put yourself in danger when going to the assistance of another person.
· Response – is the person conscious? Do they respond when you talk to them, touch their hands or squeeze their shoulder?
· Send for help – call triple zero (000). Don’t forget to answer the questions asked by the operator.
· Airway – Is the person’s airway clear? Is the person breathing?
· If the person is responding, they are conscious and their airway is clear, assess how you can help them with any injury.
· If the person is not responding and they are unconscious, you need to check their airway by opening their mouth and having a look inside. If their mouth is clear, tilt their head gently back (by lifting their chin) and check for breathing. If the mouth is not clear, place the person on their side, open their mouth and clear the contents, then tilt the head back and check for breathing.
· Breathing – check for breathing by looking for chest movements (up and down). Listen by putting your ear near to their mouth and nose. Feel for breathing by putting your hand on the lower part of their chest. If the person is unconscious but breathing, turn them onto their side, carefully ensuring that you keep their head, neck and spine in alignment. Monitor their breathing until you hand over to the ambulance officers.
· CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – if an adult is...