Airway management Oropharyngeal intubation

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Airway management Oropharyngeal intubation Oropharyngeal airway: Guedel airway Size by corner of mouth to angle of jaw Insert upside down Rotate 180° so sits over tongue Aims of airway management are: To secure an intact airway To protect a jeopardised airway To provide an airway when none is available Basic life support: Foreign bodies should be removed from the mouth and oropharynx Secretions and blood should be removed with suction Airway can usually be secured with a chin lift or jaw thrust An oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal airway may be required Oxygen should be delivered at a rate of 10-12 l/min Should be administered via a tight fitting mask with reservoir (e.g. Hudson mask) An F i O 2 of 85% should be achievable Advanced measures: If absent gag reflex, endotracheal intubation is required If no cervical spine fracture orotracheal intubation is preferred If cervical spine injury can not be excluded consider nasotracheal intubation
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