AIRWAY MAINTENANCE

 

 

OROPHAYNGEAL AIRWAY

 

Takes or verbalizes body substance isolation

Selects appropriate size airway

Measures airway

Inserts airway without pushing the tongue posteriorly

Note: The examiner must advise the candidate that the patient is gagging and becomes conscious

Removes oropharyngeal airway

 

SUCTION

 

Turns on/operates suction device

Assures presence of mechanical suction

Inserts suction tip without suction

Applies suction to the oropharynx/nasopharynx

 

NASOPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY

 

Note: The examiner must advise the candidate to insert a nasopharyngeal airway

Selects appropriate size airway

Measures airway

Verbalizes lubrication of the nasal airway

Fully inserts the airway with the bevel facing toward the septum

 

 

CRITICAL CRITERIA

 

            Did not take or verbalize body substance isolation technique

            Did not obtain a patent airway with the oropharyngeal airway

            Did not obtain a patent airway with the nasopharyngeal airway