Indications include airway maintenance, airway suctioning, and preventing biting of an endotracheal tube. These are almost always used in unconscious patients. Contraindications include a conscious patient, a foreign object blocking the airway, and a present gag reflex.
Bronchospasm is contraindicated because the suction tubing when it comes into contact with the airway walls can cause further contraction of the airways and reduce the patients ability to breath more that the effect the mucus that the suctioning is… Full Answer
The proper airway management technique is to first, sweep the mouth and check the airway for obstructions. Then position the person's head so that the airway is as open as possible to facilitate breathing.
Airway adjunct that is a plastic tube with a flange on the end passed through the nostrils into your airway, so you can be ventilated if you have stopped breathing and access is limited via the mouth, for example in… Full Answer
The most common cause of airway occlusion (airway obstruction) is choking on foreign objects. This means swallowing an obstructive object or having something lodged in your trachea causing the airway to lose its patency.
Airway is compromised because of trauma as it can affect brain, oropharynx, neck, and trachea, pulmonary system resulting in airway obstruction or respiratory problems. Aspiration of blood and gastric contents contribute to compromised airway. Also patients with low level of… Full Answer
An obstruction of the upper airway involves the blockage of the airway in the throat, trachea (airway going to the lungs) or the voice box. Multiple things can cause upper airway obstruction, such as foreign objects (choking), swelling due to… Full Answer