(c) Lift the casualty's jaw using one or two fingers of your hand that is
closest to his feet. Be sure that your fingers rest on the bony part of the chin and not on
the soft part under the chin. The child's teeth (infant's gums) should be separated so
that air can enter and leave his mouth. Do not use your thumb to perform the lift. As
with an adult, the chin-lift moves the tongue forward so that it is not blocking the
(a) Position yourself above the casualty's head.
(b) Place one hand on each side of the casualty's head. Let your
elbows rest on the surface on which the casualty is lying.
(c) Place the tips of two or three fingers of each hand under the angles
of the casualty's jaw. (This is done on both sides of the casualty's jaw.)
(d) Lift the jaw upward gently with your fingertips (figure 6-1). The
mouth should not be closed as this could prevent air from entering the casualty's airway.
Figure 6-1. Performing a jaw -thrust on an infant.
d. Check for Breathing. Position your ear over the casualty's mouth and face
his chest (figure 6-2).
(1) Look for the rising and falling of the chest. If the casualty is an infant,
also observe the abdomen since infants use their abdominal muscles to assist in
Listen for the sound of breathing (inhalation and exhalation).
Feel for air movement on the side of your face caused by the casualty