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Head and neck positioning to open the airway.

Head and neck positioning to open the airway.
Head and neck positioning to open the airway.

A: The head is flat on the stretcher; the airway is constricted. B: The ear and sternal notch are aligned, with the face parallel to the ceiling, opening the airway. Adapted from Levitan RM, Kinkle WC: The Airway Cam Pocket Guide to Intubation , ed. 2. Wayne (PA), Airway Cam Technologies, 2007.