by Cathy Parkes October 31, 2019 Updated: September 15, 2021
With the ABCDE principle in Nursing, A is for "airway". Ensure the patient has a patent airway AND the cervical spine is stabilized if neck/head trauma is suspected.
Head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver can be used to secure airway UNLESS neck/head trauma is suspected. In that case, use modified jaw thrust maneuver.