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Evaluation Is Critical

If a spinal injury is suspected, shout into patient’s ear for response. Do not shake.

If a spinal injury is not suspected, shake shoulders and shout in ear for response.

If there is no other response:

Look, listen, and feel for breathing.

Picture of Mouth to Mouth If patient is not breathing, give mouth to mouth resuscitation (one breath every five seconds).

  1. Open the airway, push forehead back and hold;
  2. Clear out mouth, if necessary, with fingers;
  3. Remove dentures only if loose.


Recovery Position
Picture of recovery position

recovery position

If patient is breathing, place him or her in the recovery position to prevent choking.