Airway

1. Open airway using the head tilt-chin lift maneuver.

2. If head or neck injury is present or suspected, immobilize cervical spine and perform jaw-thrust maneuver to open airway.

3. If airway remains obstructed, reposition patient and attempt maneuvers to relieve airway obstruction.

C. Breathing. If patient does not have spontaneous respirations, assist ventilation using a bag-valve-mask device, while delivering 100% oxygen. If patient continues to have ineffective or no respirations, perform ET intubation and ventilate through the ET tube.

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