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When should I move someone who has been in an accident?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine

Positioning a victim after an accident should only be done to avoid danger or to provide care.

Only change position if victim is:

  • Unconscious
    • In immediate danger in current location
    • Breathing and unresponsive
    • Vomiting or has debris in mouth
    • In shock
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