Anytime first aid or CPR is needed you need to remember these three basic steps called the 3Cs:
CHECK, CALL, & CARE
- CHECK the area to be sure it is safe for you to attend to the victim. DO NOT become a second victim! If it is safe, CHECK the victim to find out what happened and determine his or her condition.
- If possible, CALL for help. If you have a cell phone, use it. If you think there might be others within earshot, call out.
- After you have gotten help, you should CARE for the victim, using the skills you learned in a first aid/CPR class and the supplies you have in your first aid kit.