• oxygenation
  • Basic airway interventions may also be needed to manage the patient with inadequate oxygenation and during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. (uptodate.com)
  • Because of this fact, maintaining an airway and ensuring adequate oxygenation supersedes everything other than scene safety. (firerescue1.com)
  • aspiration
  • Airway obstruction can be caused by the tongue, foreign objects, the tissues of the airway itself, and bodily fluids such as blood and gastric contents (aspiration). (wikipedia.org)
  • A finger sweep can push the foreign body further down the airway, making it harder to remove, or cause aspiration by inducing the person to vomit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prevention techniques focus on preventing airway obstruction by the tongue and reducing the likelihood of aspiration of stomach contents or blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the patient is in danger of pulmonary aspiration, he or she should be placed in the recovery position, or advanced airway management should be used. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypoxia
  • However, the actual risks of this complication occurring compared to the risks of damage from hypoxia if an airway is not used are debatable. (wikipedia.org)
  • secretions
  • He immediately placed her on 100% oxygen concentration, put her back on the ventilator, and suctioned a moderate amount of secretions from her airway. (aarc.org)
  • Suction may be used to clear the airway of blood, saliva, vomit, or other secretions so that a patient may breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Breathing
  • In its original form it stands for Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Airway, breathing, and circulation are all vital for life, and each is required, in that order, for the next to be effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2010, the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation changed the recommended order of CPR interventions for most cases of cardiac arrest to chest compressions, airway, breathing or CAB. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2010, the American Heart Association chose to focus CPR on reducing interruptions to compressions, and has changed the order in its guidelines to Circulation, Airway, Breathing (CAB). (wikipedia.org)
  • In pulmonary hygiene, suction is used to remove fluids from the airways, to facilitate breathing and prevent growth of microorganisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • respiratory
  • Noises produced by the obstructed upper airway often make such obstruction easier to detect than poor respiratory effort. (uptodate.com)
  • Complete airway obstruction is silent but may manifest transiently as retractions of the accessory muscles of respiration (suprasternal, supraclavicular, intercostal, subcostal) or as cyanosis, until frank respiratory arrest supervenes. (uptodate.com)
  • Respiratory therapists are known for their expertise in airway management, and nowhere are those skills more valued than in the ICU. (aarc.org)
  • postintubation
  • We acknowledge Ms. Corrie Menon RRT, who was instrumental in designing and implementing the airway assessment and postintubation documentation forms. (springer.com)
  • This one-of-a-kind resource offers expert, full-color guidance on preintubation and postintubation techniques and protocols, from equipment selection through management of complications. (worldcat.org)
  • upper
  • As an example, snoring or gurgling noises may be heard when the upper airway becomes partially obstructed by soft tissue or liquid (eg, blood, emesis). (uptodate.com)
  • tongue
  • It prevents the patients tongue from covering the epiglottis and thereby obstructing the airway. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the condition progresses, the airway is potentially compromised, due to the spread of infection to involve the floor of the mouth and pharyngeal spaces, resulting in a characteristic hardened induration of these spaces bilaterally and an elevation of the tongue. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • We also discuss strategies to help minimize the risk of a difficult or failed airway and to mitigate the severe life-threatening complications associated with this high-risk procedure. (springer.com)
  • patient
  • The purpose of this review is to discuss the definitions, complications, airway assessment, and patient optimization with respect to these patients. (springer.com)
  • The simplest way to determine if the airway is obstructed is by assessing whether the patient is able to speak. (wikipedia.org)
  • or where the patient has become unable to protect their own airway even before anesthesia (such as after a traumatic brain injury). (wikipedia.org)
  • thus a primary concern in treatment is ensuring that the airway is open and not threatened so that the patient can breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • situations
  • Patients with tracheotomies require humidification and suctioning of the airway to avoid emergent, even life threatening, situations. (aarc.org)
  • Principles
  • The following "commandments" formalize a set of principles for airway management. (firerescue1.com)
  • The increased application of economic and business administration principles to health care in the late 20th and early 21st centuries led to the introduction of management practices such as transfer pricing to improve the efficiency of anesthetists. (wikipedia.org)