After checking for any dangers.
You have already established that they are unconscious. Call 111. You will check for normal breathing. They are breathing normally. Get your friends to help you get them onto the ground. Once on the ground place them into the recovery position (on their side).
DO NOT place anything in their mouth.
Stay with them and reassure them whilst monitoring their their breathing until help arrives.
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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