Welcome to our short course covering the recovery position and first aid for choking.

In this course we will show you:

  • How to recognise if someone is unconscious
  • How to open their airway
  • How to check if they are breathing
  • How to put them in the recovery position
  • What to do if someone is choking

If someone is unconscious and not breathing, you will need to give CPR. This is covered in another course.

We will be covering some emotive and difficult topics, please feel free to contact us or to speak with your teachers if you find any of the content disturbing or unclear.

At the end of this course you will have the theoretical knowledge to potentially be able to save someone’s life if they are unconscious and breathing, or if they are choking. Ideally you will have a chance to attend a practical course to consolidate your learning and practise these skills properly, putting other people in the recovery position and practising first aid for choking using a choking vest.

Disclaimer: It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice. The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and its creator does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.

The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact [email protected]

To get started:

Click on the lesson link below – ‘What you will need to complete this course”.