Airway adjuncts are devices used for management of the upper airway
Often used as rescue techniques/devices when unable to intubate with standard techniques and difficult to mask vent...
Predictors of difficult to bag-mask ventilate (MOANS)
M – Mask seal (beards/structural abnormality)
O – Obese or obstructed
A – Advanced age (>55 yr)
N – No tee...
Options for patients requiring prehospital airway management vary by region and include:
Bag-valve-mask ventilation ± OPA or NPA
Orotracheal intubation (±RSI)
Failure to ventilate is a life-threatening condition
Assess every patient for the possibility of difficult mask ventilation or intubation
Always formulate a back-up plan in case of a...
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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