RAMP Controller and Air Supply
An effective strategy to make mask ventilations easier is to ramp up the patient’s torso and head by using stacks of folded blankets and towels to elevate the head to at least 25 degrees and make the auditory canals line up with the sternum.
This ramped position decreases the risk for aspiration, makes ventilating the lungs easier and also eases the intubation process by shifting the chest and abdominal contents inferiorly…”
Ideal position for ventilation with BVM and for placing advanced airways for patients’ whom spinal precautions are not needed. Align the patient’s external auditory meatus with the sternal notch