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Part of NREMT Skillset
Type Medical skill
Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
Published by GSTC
Published 2020
License CC BY-SA 4.0

Tilt the patient's head back by pushing down on the forehead. Place the tips of your index and middle fingers under the chin and pull up on the mandible (not on the soft tissues). This lifts the tongue away from the posterior pharynx and improves airway patency. Be sure to pull up only on the bony parts of the mandible. Pressure to the soft tissues of the neck may obstruct the airway.