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Check airway

Check airway

Overview

After rescuing a victim from danger, check his or her airway, breathing and circulation. If necessary, perform rescue breathing and CPR.

Update Date 1/26/2015

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, emergency medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.