1. Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
When a person is unconscious, their muscles relax and their tongue can block their airway so they can no longer breathe. Tilting their head back opens the airway by pulling the tongue forward. Looking at their chest to see if it’s moving, and feeling for breaths on your cheek, will help you tell if they’re breathing or not.
2. Move them onto their side and tilt their head back.
Putting them in this position with their head back helps keep the airway open by making sure their tongue falls forward and blood and vomit drain out.
3. As soon as possible, call the emergency help line or get someone else to do it!