Basic Life Support

The letters DRSABCD also known as Dr’s ABCD are used to help you remember the basic life support steps that should be followed as the first steps in all first aid incidents.


The letters DRSABCD stand for

  • Danger – check for danger
  • Response – check the casualty for a response
  • Send– send for help by calling triple zero
  • Airway – open the airway
  • Breathing – check for normal breathing
  • CPR – begin CPR
  • Defibrillator – Attach a defibrillator if available