First Aid Daily: 4.3 DR.ABC- Airway

One dose of food poisoning and a chest infection later but I’ve recovered. we’re over halfway now in our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown, today we have an easy one. ‘A’, Airways. We as human beings need oxygen to breath, and this is taken in through our mouth and nose along several passages into our lungs. If we

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First Aid Daily: 4.2 'DR.ABC'- Sending for help.

Day three of our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown, and rather weirdly we’re covering ‘.’ . Yes, that is a full stop. Simply put there are two acronyms commonly used, both with the same breakdown. ‘DR.ABC’ and ‘DRSABC’. So what is this segment? Shout/send for help. We need to remember that the primary survey isn’t used that often

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First Aid Daily: 4.1-'DR.ABC'- Assessing Response

So it’s now day two of our ‘DR.ABC’ breakdown and we’re doing ‘R’. Response. All too commonly when teaching students who have little previous experience in first aid, ‘response’ is typically one of the harder points to remember within the acronym. Within the primary survey, it is important to remember that ‘response’ refers to the

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First Aid Daily: 4.0- 'DR.ABC'- Managing and Minimising Danger

Here we go, this week we’re breaking down each letter of the ‘DR.ABC’ acronym, one of the very first things most people learn during their introduction to emergency first aid. So today, we’re doing ‘D’. Danger. I remember how overly exaggerated this aspect was taught when I first learned First Aid in the Cadet forces, and

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