Adult basic life support is carried out by laypersons wherever and whenever there is an emergency help required. Laypeople in community at large should be trained in basic life support. If somebody, not trained in providing basic life support, encounters an emergency situation then they should receive instructions from some professional healthcare worker, like an ambulance dispatcher, on mobile phone to deliver basic life support until professional help arrives. There are two main components of basic life support i.e chest compressions and rescue breaths with many more auxiliary details. Following should be the sequence of basic life support delivery.
First of all it should be ensured that the life support deliverer, the victim and the bystanders are safe and there is no impending danger.
2. Shake and Shout:
Shake the patient by holding from the shoulders and shout if he is alright. If the victim responds then keep him in recovery position, observe closely, assess periodically and call for help if required, If help is required then also demand automated external defibrillator (AED) when making the call for help.