In order to check whether someone's airway is open, you should perform what is called a "jaw tilt, chin lift." In order to perform this maneuver, you need to tilt the victim's chin up and then, grasping behind the jaw on both sides, lift upward. After this, you should watch for breathing by watching for the rise of the chest as well as feeling for air coming out of the mouth.
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