GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance
0 Have your say This week we’re going to look at how to place a casualty in the recovery position.
If a casualty is unconscious, try to get a response by asking questions and gently shaking his shoulders.
If there is no response, tilt the head back and lift the chin to open his airway.
If he is breathing normally, place him in the recovery position. While waiting for emergency help, keeping the airway of an unconscious casualty open is vital.
Follow these steps to place an adult, or a child over the age of one, in the recovery position:
• Kneel beside the casualty. Remove spectacles and any... read more
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