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HEAD TILT CHIN LIFT 

AIRWAY (HEAD TILT CHIN LIFT)

Head tilt/Chin lift

 

The head-tilt/chin-lift is the most reliable method of opening the airway

The head-tilt/chin-lift is a procedure used to prevent the tongue obstructing the upper airways. The maneuver is performed by tilting the head backwards in unconscious patients, often by applying pressure to the forehead and the chin. The maneuver is used in any patient in whom cervical spine injury is not a concern and is taught on most first aid courses as the standard way of clearing an airway.