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Airway Adjuncts

Having trouble with bag valve mask ventilation? Don’t forget to use adjunctive airways – nasopharyngeal for conscious patients, oropharyngeal for unconscious. Reuben Strayer’s great video here¬†advocates placing 2 nasal airways and an oral airway, then bagging over those, for the difficult to bag patient. You can also place an ETT adaptor (pull the adaptor off the tube) into a nasal airway and bag the nasal airway directly – see more information here. Don’t forget, nasal airways are measured from the¬†nostril to the tragus of the ear, and oral airways are measured from the center of the mouth to the angle of the jaw.


pemsou5_wp • January 12, 2018

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