Welcome to FirstAid4Free

Welcome to my first aid site. I'm a first aid trainer and assessor. I've been teaching first aid for about 10 years now. Everyone should have some first aid knowledge for in the home and work place. Not everyone has the chance to attend a full first aid course so I'll provide some key first aid points every week.

Important Notice

The information on this site is for guidance only. The first aid procedures are those in the current edition of the First Aid Manual at the time of inclusion on the site. Attendance on a first aid course to practice these procedures is always recommended.

Primary Survey 2: RESPONSE

Primary Survey 2: RESPONSE:

After removing any danger from yourself and the casualty you need to quickly assess the casualty's level of responsiveness. This is to make sure they really do need help and aren't just asleep or behaving unusually.

The casualty will fall into one of the following categories:
  • ALERT - a casualty who is talking and aware of their surroundings.
  • VOICE responsive - a casualty who responds to a verbal command.
  • PAIN responsive - if they don't respond to a verbal command pinch their ear lobe or back of hand to see if this provokes a response.
  • UNRESPONSIVE - a casualty who doesn't respond to a verbal command or painful stimulus.