First Aid basics: How to Check a Patients Vital Signs

In an emergency situation use the following steps to check a patients vital signs, etc. Remember your CABC’s.

Step 1: Check if the patient is Conscious. Is the patient responsive, clear or dizzy etc?

Step 2: Check if the patient’s Air passage is obstucted

Step 3: Check if the patient is Breathing, how s/he is breathing and how the breathing develops

Step 4: To check Circulation, check is the patient’s heart beating, how it is beating and developing?

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