The Recovery Position is known by many names, and can be carried out in different ways. The general idea of the Recovery Position is that the person is laying on their side, so that any fluids that could compromise the airway drain away.

The Recovery Position is really easy to put someone into, and can be done by the smallest of person on the largest patient (we get school children to roll their teachers!)

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So there you have it – why not try it on a friend?

 

Want to know more? Attend a training course which covers this topic:

QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid At Work (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF)
QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF)
QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
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