UIC-2008-030 – Mechanical Device for Jaw-thrust and Chin Lift

UIC researchers have developed a mechanical device that will perform jaw thrust and chin-tilt (instead of chin-lift) in patients with suspected neck/cervical spinal injury, thus freeing the rescuer to attend to other aspects of stabilization of critically ill patients. The device will: Perform jaw-thrust and chin-tilt (instead of chin-lift) to open and maintain an airway for the duration Be applicable to different age groups and sizes of the patient Be easy to apply and disconnect to and from the patient (user friendly) Could be used in variety of different settings by various users Easy to clean and maintain This is a mechanical device that will perform jaw-thrust and chin lift, thus freeing the rescuer to attend to other aspects of stabilization of critically ill patient. Jonathan Gortat jgortat@otm.uic.edu (312) 413-1643

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