See what the role of the first aider involves, from assessing
the casualty, the situation, and protecting everyone from danger –
to preventing infection.
First aiders need to be able to use the Primary Survey to deal
with potentially life threatening conditions in order of priority.
This means following the steps DR.ABC: Danger, Response, Airway,
Breathing and Circulation.
After you’ve used the Primary Survey, you can then move on to
the Secondary Survey to question the casualty about what’s happened
and to see if they have any other illnesses or conditions. As a
first aider you may also need to decide when they need an
The role of a first
casualty: the primary survey
casualty: the secondary survey
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