head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver

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head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver

Emergency medicine A maneuver used in rescue breathing, which is required for performing mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-nose resuscitation. See Rescue breathing. Cf Jaw-thrust maneuver.
Head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver
Head tilt One hand is placed over victim's forehead and firm, backward pressure is applied with palm to tilt the head back
Chin lift Fingers of other hand are placed under bony portion of the lower jaw near the chin to bring the chin forward and the teeth almost to occlusion, which supports the jaw and helps tilt the head back; the fingers must not press deeply in the soft tissues under the chin, as this might obstruct the airway; for mouth-to-nose breathing, ↑ pressure is applied by the chin hand to further close the mouth; dentures are removed only if necessary  

head-tilt/chin-lift ma·neu·ver

(hĕd'tilt-chin'lift mă-nū'vĕr)
Basic procedure used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to open the patient's airway. Rescuers one hand tilts head back while other hand is placed under the chin to lift the mandible and displace the tongue.
Synonym(s): manual airway maneuver, rescue breathing.

head-tilt/chin-lift ma·neu·ver

(hĕd'tilt-chin'lift mă-nū'vĕr)
Basic procedure used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to open the patient's airway.
Synonym(s): manual airway maneuver, rescue breathing.