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.
The videoon this pageshows a step-by-step guide to putting someone in the recovery position.
Or you can follow these steps:
If you think a person may have a spinal injury, don't attempt to move them until theemergency services reach you.
If it's necessary toopen their airway, place your hands on either side of their head and gently lift their jaw with your fingertips to open the airway. Take care not to move their neck.
You should suspect a spinal injury if the person:
Find out what to do in emergency situations such as anaphylaxis, bleeding, burns and scalds, choking, drowning, electrocution, fractures, heart attacks, poisoning, shock and stroke.
Find out what to do if someone is injured in an incident. First, make sure both you and the casualty are safe. Next, check the casualty's airway, breathing and circulation.
Find out how to safely use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children over one year of age and babies under one year of age.