What should I do if a person vomits during rescue breaths?

If this happens, roll the person onto one side, and wipe the mouth clean. If possible, use a protective barrier, such as disposable gloves, gauze or even a handkerchief, to clean out the mouth. Roll the person on his or her back again, and continue giving care as necessary.

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