In certain situations, mouth to mouth respiration cannot be given e.g. when the face is damaged, the lower jaw is fractured, or the lips and mouth have been burned by a poison. In such cases, manual methods are used.
Tilting or rocking method
- Place the victim on a stretcher or a plank and strap him to it. Rock him alternately in 450 head low and 45 0 head high positions.
- Perform this 12 times a minute.
Rocking can be done on a high bench, a fence or piled up rocks. This method is particularly suitable for infants and children who can be manually rocked.