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Guide editor: Irene Thomson - TAFE NSW Nowra Library. Phone: 4421 9835
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FIRST AID HELP

All Situations - D.R.A.B.C. Emergency Response

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING LETTERS: D.R.A.B.C.

D: DANGER

Assess the situation and ensure safety of yourself, the casualty and others

R: RESPONSE

Check the casualty's response: SHAKE AND SHOUT

A: AIRWAY

Turn Casualty on side and clear Airway

N.B. CAUTION IF SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY

B: BREATHING

Open mouth, tilt head back, extend jaw and listen for breathing.

IF NOT BREATHING: COMMENCE MOUTH-TO-MOUTH

5 BREATHS IN 10 SECONDS

C: CIRCULATION

Check for pulse at neck or wrist

IF NO PULSE: COMMENCE CARDIAC MASSAGE

15 COMPRESSIONS EACH 10 SECONDS
THEN 2 BREATHS IN 5 SECONDS

REPEAT COMPRESSIONS

REPEAT BREATHS

etc

ONCE RECOVERED, PLACE ON LEFT SIDE AND CALL AMBULANCE

NEVER GIVE UP

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

~ Emergency ~
Ambulance, Fire, Police

Call triple zero (000)

 24 hours, 7 days a week

In an emergency call triple zero (000) for an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police. The operator may be able to offer help over the phone until emergency service staff arrive. 
People with a hearing or speech impediment can use the text-based emergency services network by dialing 106 on a teletypewriter (TTY). The 106 service does not accept voice calls.  

FURTHER CONTACTS

106      Emergency information in other languages
112      International  emergency number (from a mobile phone)  
13 11 26      NSW Poisons Information Centre  
1800 804 823      NSW Needlestick Injury Hotline   
1300 78 99 78      Mens Line Australia  
13 11 14      Lifeline  
1800 18 7263      SANE Australia  
1800 55 1800      Kids Helpline