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What is the purpose of putting an unconscious but breathing child into the recovery position?

A. To make them comfortable
B. To stop them injuring themselves
C. To allow them to sleep
D. To protect their airway

This question is part of Paediatric First Aid
Asked by Curtis, Last updated: May 28, 2020

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Answered May 03, 2018

To protect their airway

An unconscious but breathing child should always be put in the recovery position, this protects the airway from possible vomiting and prevents the tongue blocking the airway
 

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