recovery position


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recovery position

A position in which the patient is placed on the left side with the left arm moved aside and supported to allow for lung expansion and the right leg crossed over the left. This position affords the unconscious, breathing patient the best protection from airway occlusion or aspiration of fluids into the lungs.
See also: position
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Police want Mr Halabrin's licence at the Gunmakers Arms revoked Supt Andy Beard wrote: "If he'd such concerns for placing him in the recovery position he shouldn't have gone out."
Modest Coll, who has been with Reliance for two years, said yesterday: "I didn't really do that much, apart from administering basic first-aid, which is part of the Reliance training, and keeping the sheriff comfortable in the recovery position until the ambulance arrived.
Jason, after receiving first-aid training from St John Wales, took control of the situation and put Rebecca into the recovery position and asked others to get help.
The youngster rolled him into the recovery position before running to get her mum.
He said: "I remembered the recovery position from my exams and I put him on his side.
They called the ambulance service and lifted him out of the bath, placing him in the recovery position until help arrived.
Once they'd got her on to Dunbar's East Beach the pair placed her in the recovery position, checked for a pulse, wrapped her up in their jackets and called an ambulance.
Earlier, Superintending Engineer MEPCO Rahimyar Khan, Wakeel Nadir, while briefing the default recovery position informed that they had recovered Rs 7.76 million from 41 defaulters so far whereas 87 out of 92 defaulters have been traced out through field surveys.
At first his mum feared he might be dead or dying and placed him in the recovery position. Terrified that the student could have killed himself, Ms Hunter posted the picture online and asked everyone to share it.
The Chief Executive Officer has directed XENs Operation Hangu, Bannu and Tank Divisions to improve recovery position in order to avoid disciplinary action against them.
We were also shown the recovery position in case someone was unconscious.
Recalling first aid lessons she'd recently had at school, with a calmness which would have left some of his old Army buddies amazed, she rolled him into the recovery position, before raising the alarm.