Adult Basic Life Support
The sequence of steps for the initial assessment and treatment of the unresponsive victim are summarised in Figure
The sequence of steps takes the reader through recognition of cardiac arrest, calling an ambulance, starting CPR and using an AED. The number of steps has been reduced to focus on the key actions. The intent of the revised algorithm is to present the steps in a logical and concise manner that is easy for all types of rescuers to learn, remember and perform CPR and use an AED.