4. Dealing with someone unconscious

Life lost

Unconscious and breathing

Parents always know how to help their children, don't they? Samuel Shaw's Dad didn't. Samuel died.

Read Samuel Shaw's story

Life saved

Dawn Bethel

Dawn Bethel was lucky her eight-year-old son, Reece, was home when she fainted and fell down the stairs.

Read Dawn Bethel's story

How to be the difference for someone unconscious

OPEN AIRWAY

  • Check casualty's responseIf they are unconscious, check their airway is open and clear

TILT HEAD

  • Tilt casualty's chinTilt the head and lift the chin to open the airway

CHECK FOR BREATHING

  • Check for breathingLook along the chest, and listen and feel for breaths
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitationIf they are not breathing, their heart will stop. CPR must be started immediately.

RECOVERY POSITION IF BREATHING

  • Recovery positionIf spinal injury is not suspected, put them in the recovery position

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