Conscious and Unconscious Casualties

Use all your senses to obtain maximum information and diagnose the casualty – look, speak, listen, feel and smell. If the casualty is conscious: look and size up the problem as you approach; ask him if he has pain and where it is; examine that part first; ask him if he thinks there is anything […]

Urgent Needs and Priority Taking

The First Aider must first reduce to a minimum any danger to the casualty or to himself (take care to avoid becoming a second casualty), e.g. in the case of: fire and collapsing buildings: move the casualty to safety; road accidents: instruct someone to control the traffic; electrocution: switch off the current; take necessary precautions […]