Sunday, June 1, 2008


Posted by Neill Abayon

This are some procedures on how to move an adult into a recovery position in an emergency situation:

1. Kneel beside the victim. Remove glasses and any bulky objects from the pockets. Ensure the airway is open by lifting the chin and tilting the head. Make sure both legs are straight, then place the arm nearest to you straight out from the victims body, with the palm facing upward.

2. Bring the arm furthest away from you across the victims chest and hold the back of the hand against the check nearest to you.

3. With your other hand, grasp the far leg just above the knee and put it up, keeping the foot flat on the ground.

4. Keeping the victims hand pressed against his or her cheek, pull on the far leg and roll the victim toward you and on to his or her side. Adjust the upper leg so that both the hip and knee are at right angles.

5. Tilt the head back so that the airway remains open. If necessary, adjust the hand under the check to make sure the victims head remains tilted and the airways stays open. Call for emergency help if this has not already been done. Check the breathing regularly, and check the lower arm for any loss of color or warmth. If it turns white or blue, or if it gets cold, gently move it until the color or warmth returns.


AIRWAYS - use the recovery position to help maintain an open airway.

BREATHING - Continue to check breathing while the person is in recovery position.

CIRCULATION - Treat any life-threatening bleeding.

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