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AIRWAY MANAGEMENT . Upper Airway. Lower Airway (Mechanics of Respiration). Airway Management. A ssess for Airway Obstruction! Difficulty breathing Patient conduct (anxious, combative) Abnormal sounds I mprove/Establish Airway Through Maneuvers Chin lift Jaw thrust

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Lower airway mechanics of respiration
Lower Airway(Mechanics of Respiration)


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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


Airway obstruction
Airway Obstruction

  • The most common obstruction is from a prolapsed tongue!

  • Why?


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Airway Obstruction

  • Blood Clots, Teeth

  • Soft Tissue & Bones

  • Swelling

  • Position of Head

  • Head Injury


Improve establish airway
Improve/Establish Airway

Chin Lift Method

(NON-TRAUMA)


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Improve/Establish Airway

Jaw Thrust Method




Nasopharyngeal airway1
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



Oral pharyngeal airway1
Oral Pharyngeal Airway

  • Measure

  • Confirm patient is unconscious

  • Insert, rotate 180 degrees as inserting



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