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09 CAC Airway

Chapter 12, The Paramedic by Will Chapleau

Where does the Upper Airway Begin and End? Upper Airway Begins at the LIPS and NOSE and ends at the VOCAL CORDS
Where does the Lower Airway begin at? Vocal Cords and alveolar-capillary membrane
Normal CO2 Readings 35 to 45 mmHg
Epistaxis Nosebleed
3 Ways Blood in the Airway can cause potential problems 1. Block Passage of Air causing a Frank Obstruction. 2. Result in Aspiration Pneumonia within lungs if inhaled. 3. If it enters the stomach, can irritate the lining of the stomach, resulting in vomiting.
Junction between the Upper and Lower airway is the? Glottis
Small pouch in front of the Epiglottis Vallecula
Small Recesses on either side of Vallecula Pyriform Sinuses.
Created by: SullenFF