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If a victim is breathing and responsive, leave the person in the position found or a position of comfort until help arrives, unless you must move him or her to be safe. If a victim is unresponsive and breathing, however, you should place him or her in the recovery position.
The HAINES (High Arm In Endangered Spine) recovery position helps keep the airway open, allows fluids to drain from the mouth and prevents the inhalation of stomach contents if the victim vomits. If possible, put the victim on his or her left side to reduce the risk of vomiting.