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Airway Management

Tue, 11 Mar 2014|

Action Training Systems presents a sample of its training program on airway management.

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[MUSIC] Welcome and thanks for viewing this program excerpt. From action training systems all the training objectives. Included in this program are listed on the screen. The following video is a short sample from the program. A complete listing of our training products is available on our website. To perform the finger sweep, open the mouth using the crossed-finger technique. Slide the index finger of your other hand into the patient's mouth and remove the object in a smooth scooping motion. Repeat the maneuver if necessary. Be extremely careful not to force any object back down the patient's throat. If the patient responds with a gag reflex, stop. The gag reflex can cause vomiting which the patient could inhale. Suctioning can be used to clear obstructions caused by liquids such as blood or mucus from the upper airway. Be aware that the risk of fluid splatter is high. PPE should always be used when providing patient care. When suctioning, select the proper catheter size and measure it prior to insertion. It should match the length of the distance from the corner of the mouth to the earlobe. Good. To provide suctioning. First turn on the unit to make sure it is working. Open the patient's mouth. Place the catheter tip at the location where suctioning is needed, taking care not to trigger a gag reflex by placing it too far back. Place your finger over the proximal opening at the near end of the tube. Doing so will start suctioning operations at the tip. Move the tip from side to side to prevent the catheter from pulling at soft tissue. Withdraw the catheter from the mouth as you suction. Limit suctioning to 15 seconds or less, as it requires that you stop ventilating, which can lead to hypoxia. Thank you for viewing this program excerpt. For more information about the full line of over 200 course offerings and other training materials available from ActionTraining Systems, please visit our website at www.Action-Training.com. Or contact us at 1-800-755-1440 Ext. 3.