What to do if someone is not breathing
Learn some simple skills which can save lives.
What to do if you find yourself or somebody in an emergency situation.
DRSABCD – THE SEVEN STEPS.
D Danger – Make sure you are safe to help. Keep calm and stay in control
R Response – Shake the shoulders and speak clearly saying “Can you hear me?” or “Are you alright?”
S Shout for help – Call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance. If someone else calls, make sure they tell you
A Airway – Head tilt and chin lift
B Breathing – Look, listen and feel for up to 10 seconds – Look for the chest rising. Listen for any breath. Feel the breath on your cheek or hand
C Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – If not breathing normally, start CPR. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation).
D If you can access a defibrillator (AED), use it – Stay with the person you are helping until help arrives.