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What is the modified H.A.IN.E.S. recovery position?

The modified H.A.IN.E.S. recovery position is used if the patient is unconscious and you are alone and have to leave the person (e.g., to call for help), or you cannot maintain an open and clear airway because of fluids or vomit.

A recovery position is a posture used to help maintain a clear airway in an unresponsive, breathing patient.

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