The bevel of a nasopharyngeal should be inserted ___________.
Away from the septum
Toward the septum
Only after lubing with petroleum jelly
To the base of the carina
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?
Check pulse and apply AED
AED - SAMPLE
Manually open the airway
Give him a sternal rub to check for consciousness
Which of the following would be a sign that CPR may not be necessary?
The patient is unconscious
Stiff neck and jaw
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?
Respiratory distress in children
Clogged nasal passages
Anger in intoxicated patients
The Adam's apple is also known as?
The thyroid cartilage
The mastoid cartilage
The cricoid cartilage
Anatomically, a child's airway is just like a little adult's, EXCEPT?
The tongue is larger in proportion to their body and their uvula is not developed yet
The tongue is larger in proportion to their body and the cricoid cartilage is smaller
The tongue is smaller and the adenoids are not present
The vallecula is not developed yet
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
It depletes the patient's oxygen supply
You were not taught to do it that way
Big chunks are often at the top and will clog the suction before you get deep enough
Which set contains parts of the lower airway only?
Nose, alveoli, bronchi, and diaphragm
Mouth, epiglottis, trachea, and bronchi
Trachea, alveoli, bronchi, and bronchioles
Pharynx, larynx, lungs, and diaphragm
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?
Use the jaw thrust maneuver again
Put in an OPA and prepare to suction
Use the head tilt chin lift maneuver
Move the patient to a supine position and again attempt to open their airway with the jaw thrust maneuver