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Emergency Action Plan - DRSABCD

In every emergency situation, you must first look for conditions that are an immediate threat to the casualty’s life.

By following the Emergency Action Plan you can help save someone’s life.

D - Danger

To yourself first, then others, then the casualty

R - Response

Talk and Touch - ask them to open their eyes and/or squeeze your hands

S- Send For Help

Call for an Ambulance 000 or 112

A - Airway

Check that the airway is clear

B - Breathing

Look, Listen and Feel for 10 seconds to check if the casualty is breathing

If breathing, roll them into the recovery position and call 000


With no visible signs of life, commence CPR at 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths

D - Defibrillator

Attach defibrillator (AED) as soon as possible and follow the prompts

Continue CPR until qualified personnel arrive or signs of life return.

What should you do?

We all respond to emergencies in different ways.

Whether trained or untrained, some of us are afraid we will do the wrong thing and make the situation worse.

If you are unsure about what to do, call for an ambulance.

The worst thing to do is to do nothing.