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How to put someone in the recovery position

If a person is unconscious, or unresponsive but breathing, they should be placed in the recovery position. Putting someone in the recovery position will help to keep their airways open. If they are left lying on their back they could suffocate on their vomit or their tongue could block their airway. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to put someone in the recovery position.

Page last reviewed: Wednesday, 29 June 2016