What is the order of first aid?

What is the order of first aid?

First aid is as easy as ABC – airway, breathing and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). In any situation, apply the DRSABCD Action Plan. DRSABCD stands for: Danger – always check the danger to you, any bystanders and then the injured or ill person.

What does the acronym Drsabcd stand for stand for?

DRSABCD is an acronym/mnemonic taught on first aid courses to help you have an action plan on how to respond in a medical emergency. It >stands for Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation.

How do you do doctor’s ABCD?

DRSABCD Action Plan

  1. Danger. Check for any danger in the immediate vicinity.
  2. Response. Check if the casualty is responsive.
  3. Send for help. Call 000 for an ambulance, or ask someone else to make the call.
  4. Airway.
  5. Breathing.
  6. Compressions.
  7. Defibrillation.

What are the 5 steps of first aid?

DRABC is an acronym to describe the procedures used by first aiders when providing first aid:

  • D for Danger – Assess the situation.
  • R for Response – Check consciousness, check on vital signs.
  • A for Airway – Open airway.
  • B for Breathing – Check respiration rates.
  • C for Circulation – Give chest compressions.

When should Drsabcd be performed?

The DRSABCD action plan plays a vital part in assessing whether a patient has any life-threatening conditions and if any immediate first aid is necessary. This plan is taught in first aid training courses and brings a structured method to attending the scene of an accident.

How would you check a patient for a response Drsabcd?


  1. Check for response: ask their name, squeeze their shoulders.
  2. If there is a response:
  3. If there is no response…
  4. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance or ask another person to make the call.
  5. Open patient’s mouth.
  6. Open airway by tilting head with chin lift.
  7. Check for breathing: look, listen and feel.

What does COWS mean in first aid?

Casualty examination for first aid follows a plan which is known by the acronym ‘COWS’. This is used to remind first aid providers of some simple steps that will help to determine a casualty’s ability to respond. These steps are: Can you hear me? Open your eyes.

What are emergency first aid procedures?

What to Do

  • Wash your hands or put on disposable gloves, if possible.
  • Rinse the wound with water.
  • Cover the wound with a gauze or cloth (towel, blanket, clothing, whatever’s available).
  • Apply direct pressure to stop the blood flow and encourage clotting, which is when blood naturally thickens to stop blood loss.