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To help prevent injury as they 'come to'. it also helps to free the airway.

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The recovery position is used for people who are unconscious but breathing

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because there lungs are squashed it realy help's them breath properly

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Keeps airway open, delays vomiting, delays poisons effects, relieves pressure on a pregnant woman's vena cava.

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To avoid the casualty from chocking on vomit and to keep the airways clear.

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the persons vital signs

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How should the casualty be placed if they begin to breathe normally but are still unconscious?

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