There are 6 life saving steps if you're first on the scene of an accident:
1.Identify and mitigate potential dangers
Make sure that the area is safe before you begin administering first aid.
2.Call for help
Don't try to deal with aftermath of an accident alone.The outcome is more likely to be positive if you call for help.
3.Check for a response
You may be able to help the casualty clear their airway if the casualty is responsive,but if they are not place the casualty into a position that ensures the airway is open.
4.Check the casualty's airway
If the casualty is responsive,you may be able to help them to clear their airway,but if they are not,you will need to place them into a position that ensures the airway is open.
5.Check if the casuaty is breathing
- listen to the chest and mouth
- watch to see if the chest rises
- feel for breaths by placing your cheek beside the casualty's mouth
6.Check the casualties circulation
For this you should try to stem by applying pressure with your fingers or clothing
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