recovery position (ri-kuv-eri) n. a first-aid position into which an unconscious but breathing patient can be laid to afford maximum protection to the airway. It involves laying the patient on his or her side, with the uppermost leg bent at the knee and hip and the lower arm behind the back to prevent rolling into a position in which the patient could smother or choke.
More From encyclopedia.com
Oxygen Tent , Oxygen tent Around the year 1900, French physician Charles Michel (1850-1935) first realized the importance of oxygen to aid the recovery process fro… Amitriptyline , Definition Amitriptyline is a medication used to treat various forms of depression , pain associated with the nerves (neuropathic pain), and to preve… Emphysema , Definition Emphysema is a chronic respiratory disease in which overinflation of the alveoli or air sacs causes a decrease in respiratory function and… Calcitonin , Definition Calcitonin is a hormone involved in regulating calcium metabolism. The hormone calcitonin is produced by the thyroid gland. A synthetic hu… Buspirone , Definition Buspirone is an anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) drug sold in the United States under the brand name of BuSpar. It is also available under its ge… Hypnotherapy , Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as part of psychological or psychiatric treatment. Hypnotherapy may be used in short-term psychotherapy to help a…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like