The nurse discovers an unconscious patient and suspects a spinal cord injury. After calling for help and delivering chest compressions, a second nurse arrives and she immediately:


• With a suspected spinal cord injury, the second nurse should administer 2 breaths using the jaw-thrust maneuver

• Two breaths should be administered for every 30 compressions

• Incorrect: Avoid using the chin-tilt maneuver as this will hyperextend the neck

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