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Artificial Airways

Name three (3) general conditions requiring airway management 1) Airway Compromise2) Respiratory Failure3) Need to protect the airway
The only contraindication to aggressive airway management (intubation / trach) according to the AARC CPG is When the patient’s desire not to be resuscitated has been clearly expressed and documented in the patient’s medical record or other valid legal document.
Name two (2) common laryngeal injuries associated with endotracheal intubation which results in hoarseness/stridor and are treated with racemic epinephrine. 1) Glottic Edema2) Vocal cord inflammation
A rare complication associated with tracheal intubation which results in hemorrhaging and only a 25% survival rate is Tracheoinnominate fistula
The group which sets the specifications for ETT’s is the American Society for Testing and Materials
A laryngoscope blade lifts the epiglottis indirectly as the tip of the blade is advanced into the vallecula. curved or Macintosh
A laryngoscope blade lifts the epiglottis directly straight or Miller
Created by: williev3