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AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

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  1. AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

  2. Upper Airway

  3. Lower Airway(Mechanics of Respiration)

  4. Airway Management Assess for Airway Obstruction! • Difficulty breathing • Patient conduct (anxious, combative) • Abnormal sounds Improve/Establish Airway Through Maneuvers • Chin lift • Jaw thrust Remove Debris/Suction Airway Adjuncts: • Nasal airway (Primary) • Oral airway

  5. Airway Obstruction • The most common obstruction is from a prolapsed tongue! • Why?

  6. Airway Obstruction • Blood Clots, Teeth • Soft Tissue & Bones • Swelling • Position of Head • Head Injury

  7. Improve/Establish Airway Chin Lift Method (NON-TRAUMA)

  8. Improve/Establish Airway Jaw Thrust Method

  9. Remove Debris and Suction

  10. Nasopharyngeal Airway

  11. Nasopharyngeal Airway • Lubricate ! • Insert along floor of nasal cavity • If resistance met, use back-and forth motion • Don’t Force – Use other nostril • If patient gags, withdraw slightly

  12. Oral Pharyngeal Airway

  13. Oral Pharyngeal Airway • Measure • Confirm patient is unconscious • Insert, rotate 180 degrees as inserting

  14. Questions?