First Aid Incident Management

Remember ASTHMA as your First Aid Checklist when dealing with a first aid incident

Jane Rawlings Training - ASTHMA

  • Assess the situation –  See how many casualties there are, see if there are people around that can help you. Take control of the situation and lead the following steps:
  • Safe Area – make the area safe, look and check for danger – keep yourself safe and then ensure that the casualties are safe. Remember not to move an unconscious casualty unless necessary. Always assume neck and back injury!
  • Treatment – Ask for consent to treat where possible. Remember to get other people to help if possible.
  • Help – call the emergency services – Always Give the Following Information:
  • Name and telephone number
  • Give exact location
  • Type of incident
  • Number of patients
  • Condition of patients
  • Any hazards
  • DON’T HANG UP THE PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO !

Manage the Aftermath – fill in paperwork, accident books and assist with the clean up, Replenish first Aid box. Have a cup of tea and talk about what has happened with someone