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UNCONSCIOUS

• Unconscious breathing..? Or unconscious not breathing? • Are they breathing normally?

• Keep their airway open by tilting the head back and lifting the chin • Straighten their legs and place the arm nearest you at right angles

• Tilt the head back and lift the chin to open the airway • Look, listen and feel for normal breathing • If breathing normally... put in the recovery position... see p131 • If not breathing... dial 999 for an ambulance • Begin CPR... cardio-pulmonary resuscitation... see p132-3

their hand against the cheek nearest to you

999 CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE

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RECOVERY POSITION

to their body

• Pull the arm furthest from you across their chest... place the back of

• Get hold of the leg furthest from you... above the knee... and lift it up... keeping the foot flat on the floor

• Keep their hand pressed against the cheek and pull on the upper leg to roll them towards you... onto their side

• Tilt the head back to make sure they can breathe easily • Make sure that the hip and knee of the upper leg are bent at right angles • Dial 999 for an ambulance

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