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 3: AIRWAY

Primary Survey 3: AIRWAY:

The airway runs from just outside the casualty's mouth down to their lungs. You must ensure the airway is maintained - clear and open at all times.

If necessary open the airway by:

  • Opening the casualty's mouth.
  • Check inside the mouth and carefully remove any obstructions.
  • Tilt the casualty's head back. Do this by placing two fingers of one hand on the casualty's chin, the other hand on the casualty's forehead and gently rocking back the head.