Combat Life Saver. Lesson 21 INSERT AN OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY IN AN UNCONSCIOUS CASUALTY. Compiled and edited by, 2LT John C. Miller, PA-C . Lesson 21 INSERT AN OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY IN AN UNCONSCIOUS CASUALTY. INTRODUCTION
Lesson 21INSERT AN OROPHARYNGEALAIRWAY IN AN UNCONSCIOUS CASUALTY
Compiled and edited by,
2LT John C. Miller, PA-C
You have already been tested on your ability to open a casualty's airway and administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Part of the task requires you to keep the casualty's airway open while you treat other injuries. This may be a problem in an unconscious casualty. You can use one of the oropharyngeal airways in your aid bag to help keep the unconscious casualty's airway open while you check for injuries.
Identify procedures for inserting an oropharyngeal airway in an unconscious casualty.
Given written items pertaining to the oropharyngeal airway (J-tube) and its use.
Score 70 or more points on the 100-point written examination.
Remember, only use the oropharyngeal airway on an unconscious casualty, never on a conscious or semiconscious casualty.
This lesson is tested in the written multiple-choice examination.