b. Jaw Thrust Method.
Kneel at the top of the casualty's head.
Rest your elbows on the surface where casualty is lying (ground, etc.).
(3) Place one hand on each side of the casualty's lower jaw at the angle of
the jaw, below the ears.
Stabilize the casualty's head with your forearms.
Use the index fingers to push the angles of the patient's lower jaw
(6) Use the thumb to retract the patient's lower lip to keep the casualty's
mouth open, if necessary. See figure 3-2.
Do not tilt or rotate the casualty's head.
Do not allow the casualty's mouth to close. The mouth must remain
open so the casualty can breath air in and out.
Figure 3-2. Opening the airway using the jaw thrust method.
CHECKING THE CASUALTY FOR BREATHING
While maintaining the open airway position (head-tilt/neck-lift or jaw thrust), place
your ear over the casualty's mouth and nose and look toward the chest and stomach
a. Look to see if the casualty's chest rises and falls.
b. Listen for air escaping during exhalation.
c. Feel for the flow of air on the side of your face.