Priorities in an Emergency

Early recognition is a key step in initiating early management of an emergency.

In all emergency situations, the rescuer should:

  • Quickly assess the situation
    • Check for danger (assess and manage risks to the rescuer and others. This may mean moving the person in need)
  • Send for help (call an ambulance)

If the person is unresponsive and not breathing normally, follow DRSABCD.

Where more than one person requires attention,

THE CARE OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON HAS PRIORITY.