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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.

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Part of NREMT Skillset
SDG SDG03 Good health and well-being
Authors GSTC
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
Translations Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian
Related 3 subpages, 14 pages link here
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Created November 5, 2020 by Emilio Velis
Modified May 25, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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