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ROYAL AIR FORCE. COMMON CORE AND DEPLOYMENT SKILLS AIDE-MEMOIRE

YOUR ACTIONS

◉ Use HRABC to assess the casualty.

◉ Carry out a quick check of the casualty for major bleeds.

◉ Examine the casualty thoroughly for other injuries or conditions. (Secondary Survey).

◉ Treat urgent injuries as appropriate, if the casualty starts to vomit immediately place in the recovery position.

◉ Place casualty in the recovery position, if injuries allow.

◉ If the casualty does not regain full consciousness immediately, call for medical aid, and once all first aid measures have been completed, carry out a more detailed check of response levels using the tables. Repeat and record the assessment every 10 minutes.

RECOVERY POSITION

◉ Keeping the casualty's hand pressed against their cheek, pull on the far leg and roll the casualty towards you and on to their side.

LEVEL OF RESPONSE OBSERVATION CHART

It may be some time before medical help arrives. By recording the casualty's level of response you will be able to determine if a deterioration of the casualty's condition is taking place. Complete the chart by placing the appropriate score in the column after each check. The completed form will provide useful information for medical personnel and should remain with the casualty.

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DATE: CASUALTY'S NAME:
LEVEL OF RESPONSE
TIMES OF OBSERVATIONS EVERY 10 MINUTES 0 10 20 30 40 50
EYES
Observe for reaction while testing other responses
Open spontaneously 4
Open to speech 3
Open to painful stimulus 2
No response 1
SPEECH
When testing responses, speak clearly and directly, close to the casualty's ear
Responds sensibly to questions 5
Seems confused 4
Uses inappropriate words 3
Incomprehensible sounds 2
No response 1
MOVEMENT
Apply painful stimuli: pinch ear lobe or skin on back of hand
Obeys commands 6
Points to pain 5
Withdraws from painful stimuli 4
Bends limbs in response to pain 3
Straightens limbs in response to pain 2
No response 1
TOTAL CORE

PULSE AND BREATHING OBSERVATION CHART

Complete the chart by placing a tick in the appropriate column after each check.

LEVEL OF RESPONSE
TIMES OF OBSERVATIONS EVERY 10 MINUTES01020304050
PULSE
Note rate and whether beats are weak (W) or strong (S), regular (R) or irregular (Irreg)
Over 110
101-110
91-100
81-90
71-80
61-70
Below 61
BREATHING
Note rate and whether breathing is quiet (Q) or noisey (N), easy (E) or difficult (Diff)
Over 40
31-40
21-30
11-20
Below 11

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