If you suspect spinal or cervical injury, do not perform
a head tilt/chin lift. Open the airway with the “Jaw
Thrust Maneuver”. With the heals of your palms, stabilize
the victim’s head. Then place the middle two fingers of
each hand, under the bony projection of the jaw below each
ear. Then thrust the jaw upward without moving the victim’s
head. This will effectively open the victim’s airway.