First Aid Basics – DRSABCD

Accidents or illness can happen to anyone at any time, whether at home, at work or at school.

It can be useful in many different situations, from sprains to electric shocks to heart attacks.

If you learn the basics of first aid, you might one day save the life of a loved one, colleague or stranger.

First aid might involve a simple action, such as placing a person in the correct position to breathe freely. It might involve a more skilled activity, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they have stopped breathing.

The DRSABCD action plan

Each letter is a prompt for the actions to take when first aid is needed.


DRSABCD Action Plan (vertical)