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First Aid: Unresponsive Victim

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You come across an unresponsive victim, who is breathing, and shows no signs of suspected spinal injury. What position should you put them in? Why is this important, and what steps would you take to get them in that position?

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This solution outlines the first aid involved if you were to help an unresponsive victim, after finding that they are breathing, and the correct position to put them in and how to put them in that position.

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Put the victim in the recovery position and monitor Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs). The victim should be placed on one side (one arm is typically extended under head, and top knee is bent as a kickstand to ...

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  • Ed.D, Boise State University
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