It is important that throughout the treatment of a casualty, the first aider monitors and records the casualty’s signs of life. Remember, if NO signs of life are present, the casualty would be:
The Casualty’s Breathing:
Is it noisy, wheezing or gurgling?
The Casualty’s Skin:
Signs of life should be monitored and recorded every 10 – 15 minutes (more often after successful CPR or defibrillation).
This information should then be passed on to the Ambulance officer or qualified personnel, such as a doctor, when they arrive on scene.