Understanding the conscious state of your patient is a quick process. When someone in a public space is visibly distressed or injured, reach out to them.
Assessing the safety of the scene is important before approaching the patient and beginning the ACLS or BLS Survey.
When addressing a patient who is “down,” you must first assess whether or not they are conscious.
If the individual is unconscious, then start with the BLS Surveyand move on to the ACLS Survey .
If they are conscious and responsive, obtain consent to provide care and continue assessment and questioning to determine the next steps.
- (ACLS) BLS for Adults
- Starting the Chain of Survival
- 2020 – 2025 BLS ACLS Guideline Updates
- One Rescuer BLS for Adults
- Two Rescuer BLS For Adults
- Adult Ventilation Techniques
- Adult BLS Algorithm
- BLS for Children/Infants
- CPR Steps for Children
- One-Rescuer BLS/CPR for Infant (Newborn to 12 Months)
- CPR Steps for Infants
- Child/Infant Mouth-to-Mouth Ventilation
- ACLS Cases Respiratory Arrest
- Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation
- Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) & Asystole
- Adult Cardiac Arrest Management Algorithm
- Cardiac Arrest Management
- Adult Immediate Post Cardiac Arrest Management Algorithm
- Symptomatic Bradycardia-Slow Heart Rate
- Adult Bradycardia with Pulse Management Algorithm
- Tachycardia – Fast Heart Rate
- Stable vs. Unstable Tachycardia
- Adult Tachycardia With Pulse Management Algorithm
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Acute Coronary Syndrome Management Algorithm
- Acute Stroke (Sudden Stroke) Signs & Symptoms
- Acute Stroke Algorithm