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EMS: Managing an Obstructed Airway

Tue, 12 Jun 2012|

Mike McEvoy shares some tips on clearing an obstructed airway in a patient.

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I welcome to training minutes today I'm gonna talk about managing and obstructed airway. With some techniques that you can use and and a tree -- to that -- placed an impatient and are not able to bundling them. We have a suction machine here that we would ordinarily use if -- trying to clear narrow way you'd probably use that region suction tip like this yank -- suction -- At times you're gonna end up and debating a patient within and entry -- to. And you wish at times that you could suction through the end -- -- to to try to pull aspirin out of patience. Let's say that you place -- and to -- -- to your unable to ventilate that patient. We could attached to this tube. A new -- and asked greater similar to the device they use with -- mates when they're born and you. Connect this suction unit and then connected and take -- to clear the long to the end and now. And in this instance will take this Makoni mass prayer and use it with the adult and military killed two to remove a foreign body. From the -- away from the -- The difficulty. With -- adult and don't take you to -- any -- too for that matter is the island on the bottom of the two. And the fact that the -- itself. Doubled. And so design element to it such that if you -- -- -- back into it. Along or that airway it would separate from the outside of the two in the Babylon or through the pilot. Two. So in order to applies suction in this device what's -- any necessary to do its first to have an adapter. Such as -- Colonia and asked rating adapter. That fits over the hand and take -- to. And then to eliminate. And of the two as the pieces that would lose the back you know. And so what would do with -- too is caught the end -- killed two at the end so that now we've eliminated. Everything. That would lose suction onion in the two. Connect the two to -- suction unit. -- -- the suction unit on. And when you -- Covering over the whole of the -- greater. They'll actually get back in through the end of -- -- tube itself. So if you place at -- been impatient and unable to you suspect that there's a form body in the -- way. And you cannot get the body Alpine visualization and using force -- or conventional techniques. Prior to doing very sophisticated procedure like a trait he may consider. Cooking -- -- amass -- up here and trade bill to cutting the -- to law. And -- back in to remove the foreign body from the fairway with an -- you'll tube attached to your suction unit and that action. An excellent technique. Has been described in the medical literature several times and it's a great way. To eliminate. A foreign body in a patient's airway that's causing obstruction sheer ability to -- them. I'm Mike -- avoid in -- editor of -- thanks for watching training minutes.

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