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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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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
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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
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Improve/Establish Airway

Chin Lift Method

(NON-TRAUMA)

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Improve/Establish Airway

Jaw Thrust Method

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