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RESUSCITATION

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING LETTERS: D.R.A.B.C.

D: DANGER Ensure that the scene is safe for yourself,

the casualty and others

R: RESPONSE Check the casualty's response by talk and touch.

If unresponsive, call 000

A: AIRWAY Ensure that the casualty's is open and clear

If obstructed, gently roll on to side and clear airway

Note. CAUTION IF SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY

B: BREATHING Look, listen and feel for breathing.

If not breathing, commence mouth-to-mouth

Normally, give 2 breaths

C: COMPRESSIONS Check for pulse at neck or wrist

If unresponsive and not breathing

give 30 compressions

COMPRESSION GUIDE:

ADULT 9 years or older CHILD 1 to 8 years INFANT Less than 1 year

Use 2 hands Use 2 hands Use 2 fingers

Compress in the middle of the chest 1/3 the depth of the chest

Give 30 compressions at the rate of 100 per minute and then give 2 breaths

Repeat 30 compressions and 2 breath sequence.

ONCE RECOVERED, PLACE ON LEFT SIDE AND CALL AMBULANCE

NEVER GIVE UP !

Acknowledgement: The Canberra Times Resuscitation chart 2006 (in part)

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