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Positioning the victim:

  • Do not move victim unless necessary.

Following are situations where victims need to be moved:

  • If the area is a danger to you or the victim
  • If the victim is face down and needs CPR. Turn victim face up
  • If the victim is unconscious, but breathing, place the victim in recovery position.
  • If a victim shows evidence of shock, move the victim to a supine (on his/her back) position. If there is no evidence of trauma or injury, raise the feet about 6 to 12inches ( at about 30° to 45°)
  • If you think the victim has a spinal injury (back or neck injury). Do not to move the victim.
  • If the victim is unresponsive (unable to answer your questions) and is having difficulty breathing, is vomiting or if you must leave the location to get help, place the victim in the modified recovery position

Recovery position:- extend one of the victim's arms above the head and roll the body onto one side. Use the extended arm as a pillow. Bend both legs to keep the body on its side.

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