Manual methods of artificial ventilation- Tilting or rocking method

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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