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First Aid Training written by Lucy T

This morning we had a very special visitor come in to teach us about first aid training.  He taught us about DRSABC.

D stands for danger.  Before you go and help the unconscious person you need to check if it is safe because they might have been knocked down by a car.  You have to check what danger they’re in and if it is safe to help them.

R stands for response.  Secondly you need to tap their collar bone and say, “hello”.  If they answer in proper words then that is great, if they murmur something or make a noise that means they are not unconscious.  If they don’t do anything - that is bad.

S stands for shout.  You must shout for help when you realize they are unconscious.  You must shout again if no one comes.  Keep shouting until someone comes.

A stands for airway.  You have to get two fingers under the chin with one hand and hold the forehead with the other.  Gently tilt the head backwards so it is easier to breathe.  You have to be gentle because they might have a broken neck.

B stands for breathing.  For a child you must pinch the nose, tilt the head backwards and breathe through the mouth five times and then you breathe and then do 30 presses.  For an adult you just go straight into the routine.

C stands for CPR (cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation)

Written by Lucy T

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Comment 1 Comment by Mr Ryan on 23 Oct 15 at 5:38pm | Quote this comment
Lucy, you've clearly learnt and remembered a lot from the session. A very useful summary for anyone wanting to recap on what DRS ABC represents. Well done!

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