In the collapsed casualty, this requires a gentle shake of the casualty's shoulders whilst shouting into each ear, 'Are you all right?'.
If the casualty responds verbally or by moving:
• leave the casualty where they are, provided this is a safe environment;
• keep checking the casualty for a verbal response or movement;
• ensure dignity is maintained.
If the casualty does not respond:
• shout for immediate assistance;
• continue with your assessment, which might require moving the casualty on to their back to gain access to the airway and pulse.
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