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.
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to a person with a head or spinal injury?
- Q How do I give rescue breaths to a non-breathing unconscious adult or child?
- Q How do I avoid forcing air into the victim's stomach during rescue breaths?
- Q When giving rescue breaths, what could keep the victim's chest from rising?
- Q How do I perform rescue breathing?
- Q What can I use to make a better seal around a stoma while rescue breathing?