Everyone who is unconscious needs help quickly. They can suffocate if the airway is blocked. Giving free air is easy, but it is urgent!
Talk to the person.
– Is he or she awake?
If you don’t get answer, shake and shout to see if you get a reaction.
The goal is to find out if the injured person is alive and breathing. If you do not get any response the person unconscious and need quick help.
Free airways is the most important, regardless of the cause of the unconsciousnes. An unconscious person is not able to keep airways open by them self.
To give free airways:
Hold grip on the head and chin .
If the person has been exposed to a serious accident, such as a traffic accident at high speed or a high fall, the neck may be injured . You should then lift your head to the normal position, not backwards. Pull the chin forward into an underbite to get free airway. Free airway is the most important thing so that the person is not suffocated. Keep your head in a firm position and do not move it.
Check if the person is breathing normally. Place your cheek close to the persons mouth and nose – feel for a warm stream of air. Look down at the chest and abdomen for movement. Use up to 10 seconds to determine if there is breathing or not. Normal breathing give smooth movements, and you can hear and feel smooth airflow from the mouth and nose. Er det ingen eller unormal pust må du starte hjerte-lungeredning. Gjør dette
Make sure for one minute that breathing is still normal, and then lay the person on their side:
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