Jaw thrust[edit | edit source]

Stand at the head of the stretcher and place your palms on the patient’s temples and your fingers under the mandibular rami. In patients with possible cervical spine injury, avoid extending the neck.

Lift the mandible upward with your fingers, at least until the lower incisors are higher than the upper incisors. This maneuver lifts the tongue along with the mandible, thus relieving upper airway obstruction. Be sure to pull or push 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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SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG03 Good health and well-being
Aliases Assessment, Open airway
Authors Catherine Mohr
Published 2020
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Language English (en)
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