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Ash_F Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:36 PM
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90. True but the main problem is tilting the head forward was choking him
Neck injury is one thing to consider but the big mistake they made was that by pushing his head forward, they forced his tongue to the back of his throat blocking his airway. This exacerbates that snoring noise he was making which is an indicator of airway blockage. They should have laid him supine and performed a head-tilt chin lift or jaw thrust.

Now that I think about it, the only reason I learned this in high school was because I needed red-cross certification for a job. Otherwise it would not have been in my curriculum. It should be taught in every high school health class in the country though and certainly to every cop. It is not complicated stuff.

But what the officers did at first was worse than just leaving him face down.
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