Flashcards in Airway Management Deck (15)
The passageway by which air enters or leaves the body
The contraction of smooth muscle that lines the bronchial passages that results in a decreased internal diameter of the airway and increased resistance to air flow
Vomiting or retching that results when something is placed in the back of the pharynx
A means of correcting blockage of the airway by the tongue by tilting the head back and lifting the chin.
Head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver
A means of correcting blockage of the airway by moving the jaw forward without tilting the head or neck. Used with trauma or injuries to prevent further injury to the spinal cord.
A flexible breathing tube inserted through the patients nostril into the pharynx to maintain an open airway
A curved device inserted through the patients mouth into the pharynx to help maintain an open airway
An airway that is open and clear
A high-pitched sound generated from partially obstructed air flow in the upper airway
Use of a vacuum device to remove blood, vomit, or other secretions or foreign materials from the airway
Another name for the throat, just behind the mouth and nasal passage
Where the nasal passages empty into the pharynx
The structures surrounding the entrance to the trachea
The branch in the trachea that forms into the two mainstream bronchi