The bevel of a nasopharyngeal should be inserted ___________.
Toward the septum
To the base of the carina
Away from the septum
Only after lubing with petroleum jelly
You arrive on scene to find a 35 year old man lying prone in the bathroom. He is not alert and you log roll him with c-spine stabilization into a supine position. Your next course of action would be?
Manually open the airway
Check pulse and apply AED
AED - SAMPLE
Give him a sternal rub to check for consciousness
Which of the following would be a sign that CPR may not be necessary?
Stiff neck and jaw
The patient is unconscious
No pulse or respirations
The following are signs of potentially life threatening respiratory problems in adults. Which is the most ominous sign?
1 or 2 word dyspnea
Altered mental status
Nasal flaring is a sign of what?
Anger in intoxicated patients
Respiratory distress in children
Clogged nasal passages
The Adam's apple is also known as?
The mastoid cartilage
The cricoid cartilage
The thyroid cartilage
Anatomically, a child's airway is just like a little adult's, EXCEPT?
The tongue is larger in proportion to their body and the cricoid cartilage is smaller
The vallecula is not developed yet
The tongue is larger in proportion to their body and their uvula is not developed yet
The tongue is smaller and the adenoids are not present
Why would inserting a suction catheter into the mouth with the suction active be incorrect?
You may cause the patient to aspirate the contents of the mouth
Big chunks are often at the top and will clog the suction before you get deep enough
You were not taught to do it that way
It depletes the patient's oxygen supply
Which set contains parts of the lower airway only?
Pharynx, larynx, lungs, and diaphragm
Mouth, epiglottis, trachea, and bronchi
Nose, alveoli, bronchi, and diaphragm
Trachea, alveoli, bronchi, and bronchioles
Your patient is the victim of a moderate speed MVA. The patient is unconscious and not breathing. You attempt to open their airway with a jaw thrust maneuver and are unsuccessful. What should you do next?
Move the patient to a supine position and again attempt to open their airway with the jaw thrust maneuver