Evaluation Is Critical
If a spinal injury is suspected, shout into patient’s ear for response. Do not shake.
If a spinal injury is not suspected, shake shoulders and shout in ear for response.
If there is no other response:
Look, listen, and feel for breathing.
If patient is not breathing, give mouth to mouth resuscitation (one breath every five seconds).
- Open the airway, push forehead back and hold;
- Clear out mouth, if necessary, with fingers;
- Remove dentures only if loose.