This patient's jaw dislocation was successfully reduced with the classic technique. Wrap your thumbs in gauze and apply steady downward and posterior pressure on the mandible.
Option to change your position: Standing on a stool behind the head of the bed gives you a better angle to use the combined weight of gravity and a more forceful consistent downward push by your arms to relax the muscles.
Yes! Billy Mallon teaches that approach. Haven't caught it on film yet but hope to.
My approach to mandible dislocation:1. Syringe rolling technique (5/10ml syringe); This has failed me every time; perhaps I enjoy step 2 too much2. Technique described above: done to perfection, well done!
Comments regarding other components of the procedure:Not sure why he has a mask with reservoir on (a bit overkill and could mask a sneaky apneic episode by being preoxygenated and not being picked up by oximetry; *insert nasal prong capnography here
What you do matters.