Opening The Airway Techniques

Head Tilt-Chin Lift

  • Place hand on victim forehead. Push with palm the head back
  • Place fingers of other hand under chin
  • Lift jaw until chin is forward

Jaw Thrust (if spinal injury suspected)

  • Position self at victim’s head
  • Place each hand on each side of victim’s head
  • Place fingers under angle of lower jaw and lift the jaw forward
  • If lips remain closed, push lower lip
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