DrsABCD is an acronym that stands for Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Defibrillation. It is a simple and easy-to-remember way to assess and respond to an emergency situation. Here is a brief overview of each step:
Danger: Before approaching the victim, it is important to ensure that the area is safe for both the victim and the rescuer.
Response: Check for a response from the victim by tapping their shoulder and asking if they are okay.
Send for help: If there is no response from the victim, send someone to call for emergency medical services (EMS).
Airway: Check the victim’s airway by tilting their head back and lifting their chin. This will help ensure that their airway is open and clear.
Breathing: Check the victim’s breathing by looking, listening and feeling for breaths. If they are not breathing normally, begin rescue breathing.
Circulation: Check the victim’s pulse. If there is no pulse or if it is weak or irregular, begin CPR.
Defibrillation: If an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available, use it as soon as possible.
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