Chin Lift and Jaw Thrust

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Video by the Commission on Tactical Combat Casualty Care


This How-To video demonstrates the proper technique to open and maintain an airway on an unconscious casualty. This video covers the following topics:

-How to perform the head tilt / chin lift maneuver

-How to visually inspect the airway to ensure nothing is occluding it

-How to check for adequate chest rise and fall and breath against cheek

-How to perform the jaw thrust maneuver

-How to look, listen, and feel for signs of breathing

Always find the latest TCCC at or download the "Deployed Medicine" app on your smart phone or tablet. Joint Trauma System (JTS) / Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC). The CoTCCC is the branch of the JTS focused on the standard of care for prehospital battlefield medicine. The JTS is the Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Trauma providing clinical practice guidelines and performance improvement for all levels of military trauma care.