First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Primary Survey Protocol: Introduction to DRCA(C)BCDE Protocol


The DRCA(C)BCDE protocol is a structured approach to conducting a primary survey, ensuring thorough assessment and prioritization of critical interventions.

DRCA(C)BCDE Protocol

The protocol involves the following steps:

  • Danger: Assess dangers to self, others, and the casualty.
  • Response: Check the casualty's level of consciousness and responsiveness.
  • Catastrophic Haemorrhage: Identify and address severe bleeding immediately.
  • Airway: Ensure the casualty's airway is clear and unobstructed.
  • C-spine: Assess and stabilize the cervical spine if necessary.
  • Breathing: Check for breathing and address any respiratory issues.
  • Circulation: Assess circulation, including pulse and bleeding control.
  • Disability: Evaluate neurological status and signs of neurological impairment.
  • Expose and Examine: Expose the casualty, conduct a thorough examination, and provide appropriate treatment based on findings.


The hierarchical order of the protocol is designed to prioritize interventions based on the severity of potential threats to life and limb.

Learning Outcomes:
  • FPOS level 3 unit one LO1.1 and level 4 unit two LO1.1
  • IPOSi Unit one LO1.2
  • IPOSi Unit one LO4.3