If the victim is breathing and in no need of chest compressions and CPR, the victim should be placed in the recovery position. The recovery position puts the victim in a position that keeps the airway open. To put the victim in the recovery position grab the victims leg and shoulder and roll them towards you.
Review Date 1/2/2023
Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, CPE, FAAEM, FACEP, Attending Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.