Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in loss of consciousness

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In the event that someone may have lost consciousness or you can see that they are pale and have warned you that they are going to pass out, the following should be done:

  • Lie them down on the floor.
  • Check that the person is breathing. If yes, place the head upwards.
  • Lift the legs at least 30 cm from the ground.
  • Loosen tight fitting clothes or belts. 
  • If the person vomits, place him/her on their side. 
  • Check if the person is still breathing, coughing or moving. These are signs of positive circulation, that is to say, that the circulation is fine. If none of these signs can be detected and there is no pulse, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should be started until the emergency staff arrive. 

CRP is used in those cases in which a person stops breathing or the heart stops beating.

Substantiated information by:

Elisenda Gómez-Angelats

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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