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Resuscitation DR ABC D Danger. Ensure that you or the casualty are not in danger. R Response. Check to see if the casualty can respond to you A Airways . Are the airways clear so that the casualty can breathe. Remove any debris blocking it.

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dr abc
  • DDanger.Ensure that you or the casualty are not in danger.
  • RResponse.Check to see if the casualty can respond to you
  • AAirways. Are the airways clear so that the casualty can breathe.Remove any debris blocking it.
  • BBreathing.Check the casualty is breathing by looking to see if the chest is rising and falling and listen to hear breathing
  • C Circulation. Check the casualty’s pulse

Recovery position

  • If the casualty is breathing put them in the recovery position.



  • If breathing stops, the brain is starved of oxygen. Attempts should be made to restart breathing.
  • Check the airways are clear.
  • Hold the casualty’s nose and take a large breath which has to be forced into the casualty’s lungs by mouth-to-mouth. The casualty’s chest should rise.
  • The casualty should exhale
  • Repeat one breath every six seconds, until the person breathes normally or emergency help arrives.
  • Check the pulse every minute. If pulse stops perform CPR


  • Use CPR if there is NO pulse. The heart has stopped beating (called cardiac arrest)
  • The heart needs to be restarted, cardiac massage.
  • Lay the casualty on their back. Find the point to apply pressure. (one inch above lowest rib where it joins the sternum)
  • Place the heel of the hand is pressed at this point, other hand is placed on top.
  • Apply pressure to depress the sternum by 4-5cm.
  • Perform 15 cardiac compressions to every 2 ventilations (mouth to mouth)