• obstructive
  • Disadvantages: Hypoventilation can be a problem with this technique due to any of the following: obstructive airway lesions, decreased pulmonary compliance (e.g., bronchospasm, obesity, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and/or inability of the surgeon to direct the jet correctly. (apsf.org)
  • Detects strictures or injury to the throat, or obstructive masses in the airway. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chest
  • Interrupting chest compressions to attempt airway intervention in the early stages of OHCA in adults may worsen patient outcomes. (hindawi.com)
  • Chest hyperinflation and positive airway pressure may have a negative impact on hemodynamics during resuscitation and should be avoided. (hindawi.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • pulmonary
  • In pulmonary hygiene, suction is used to remove fluids from the airways, to facilitate breathing and prevent growth of microorganisms. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • trauma
  • Depending on the severity of injury, quickness of management and transportation to an appropriate medical facility (called a trauma center) may be necessary to prevent loss of life or limb. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • open
  • Merely performing a chin lift or jaw thrust can open and/or salvage many airways. (firerescue1.com)
  • thus a primary concern in treatment is ensuring that the airway is open and not threatened so that the patient can breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient
  • The purpose of this review is to discuss the definitions, complications, airway assessment, and patient optimization with respect to these patients. (springer.com)
  • or by preventing airway obstruction in cases such as anaphylaxis, the obtunded patient, or medical sedation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The simplest way to determine if the airway is obstructed is by assessing whether the patient is able to speak. (wikipedia.org)
  • This guide serves to assist the anesthesiologist and airway surgeon in their joint decision regarding selection of the most appropriate method for the individual patient and the wavelength of the laser to be used. (apsf.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)
  • 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)