modified jaw thrust

modified jaw thrust

[mod′ifīd]
an upper airway control maneuver to maintain an open airway of an unconscious person in cases of potential spinal injury. In such persons in-line stabilization of the head and neck can be obtained primarily by forward jaw thrust with minimum head extension.

mod·if·ied jaw thrust

(mod'i-fīd jaw thrŭst)
An airway opening maneuver, used during resuscitative efforts when there is suspicion of cervical injury. The head is maintained in neutral alignment while the jaw is displaced forward at the mandibular angle: the rescuer places the tips of the fingers behind the angle of the jaw and, without moving the patient's neck, thrusts the jaw upward/forward, moving the jaw away from the back of the patient's head.
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