Techniques that ensure adequate oxygenation and ventilation
Oral and nasopharyngeal airways:
Lift tongue off hypopharynx
Facilitate bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation
Insert when gag refle...
Failure to maintain or protect the airway:
Absent gag reflex
Inability to clear secretions, blood
Bag–valve management (BVM) ventilation followed by definitive airway management in the ED
Assess each patient for the possibility of difficult intubation.
Prepare and familiarize yours...
Murphy MF. Airway management. In: Wolfson AB, Hendey G, Ling L, et al., eds. Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Willia...
96.01 Insertion of nasopharyngeal airway
96.02 Insertion of oropharyngeal airway
96.05 Other intubation of respiratory tract
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