Recovery Position For A Child/Adult
If a person is unconscious but is breathing and has no other life-threatening conditions, they should be placed in the recovery position.
Putting someone in the recovery position will keep their airway clear and open. It also ensures that any vomit or fluid won't cause them to choke.
1. Place their arm nearest you at a right angle to their body, with their palm facing upwards.
2. Take their other arm and place it across their chest so the back of their hand is against their cheek nearest you, and hold it there.
3. With your other hand, lift their far knee and pull it up until their foot is flat on the floor.
Now you’re ready to roll them onto their side. Carefully pull on their bent knee and roll them towards you. Once you’ve done this, the top arm should be supporting the head and the bent leg should be on the floor to stop them from rolling over too far. • Next, it is very important that you check that their airway is open, so they can breathe and any blood or vomit from their mouth can drain away. To do this, tilt their head back, gently tilt their chin forward and make sure that their airway will stay open and clear.
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