airway management

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  1. what is the primary objective of airway management
    ensure adequate ventilation
  2. why do we intubate
  3. total time between ventilations should not exceed how many seconds ?
  4. how do you identify a difficult airway
    • L.E.M.O.N.
    • look
    • evaluate 3-3-2
    • mallampati score 
    • obstruction
    • neck mobility
  5. L.E.M.O.N.

    • facial trauma
    • large incisors
    • beard or moustache
    • large tongue
  6. L.E.M.O.N.

    Evaluate 3-3-2
    • incisor distance
    • hyoid/mental distance
    • thyroid-to-mouth
  7. L.E.M.O.N.

    Mallampati score
    • class 1-full visibility of tonsils, uvula and soft palate
    • class 2-visibility of hard and soft palate, upper portion of tonsils and uvula
    • class 3-soft and hard palate and base of the uvula are visible
    • class 4-only hard palate visible
  8. which is a easier person to put a intubation on 

    class 1 or class 4 ?
    class 1
  9. how to confirm placement of tube in order
    • 1. ETC02 
    • 2. equal lungs and negative stomach
    • 3. esophageal detector device
    • 4.passing the cords
  10. 3 types of rescue airways
    • combi-tube
    • king airway
    • laryngeal mask airway
  11. when should we use rescue airways
  12. when should we perform a surgical cric
    • 1. absolute need for a definitive airway
    • unable to perform ETT due for structural or anatomic reasons 
    • risk of not securing airway is >than surgical airway risk
    • unable to clear an upper airway obstruction
    • multiple unsuccessful attempts at ETT
    • other methods of ventilation do not allow for effective ventilation,respiration

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airway management
2014-02-01 04:27:10
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