I am in a EMTB class in nj. Today we had a scenario where I, a first responder, respond to unknown medical. On arrival pt was sitting up against a wall. When I introduced myself the pt was obviously altered with no by bystanders. To open his airway I layed him down and applied o2. Checked CTC bleeding signs of shock etc. When others arrived someone did a rapid trauma while I took vitals. Pt had back neck pain so we back boarded. After my instructor asked why I played the pt down and I said I did it to open his airway but he said that was wrong. My question is how should I have managed the airway.
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