MANAGEMENT OF THE AIRWAY

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CHAPTER 4 MANAGEMENT OF THE AIRWAY

PRETEST QUESTIONS

Answer the pretest questions before studying the chapter. This will help you determine your strong and weak areas in the material covered.

1. A patient has just been intubated, and the CO2 detector placed on the proximal end of the ET tube reads 1.5%. The respiratory therapist should suspect which of the following?

2. Opening the patient’s airway using an oropharyngeal airway is most beneficial when which of the following causes the obstruction?

3. McGill forceps are used during which of the following procedures?

4. The physician wants to begin weaning a patient from a tracheostomy tube. How may this best be accomplished?

5. You are called to a patient’s room because a ventilator alarm is sounding. You hear an audible leak around the patient’s ET tube during a ventilator breath and notice the exhaled volume reading is 150 mL less than the set VT. You check the cuff pressure and find that it is 12 mm Hg. Which of the following is the appropriate action to take?

6. You want to pass a suction catheter into the patient’s left lung to obtain a sputum specimen. What is the most appropriate method of accomplishing this?

See answers and rationales at the back of the text.

REVIEW

I. UPPER AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IB1a-b, 2b, 7d, IIIB1, III I1a-d

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IB1a-b, 2b, 7d, IIIB1, III I1a-c

II. ARTIFICIAL AIRWAYS

CRT Exam Content Matrix: IB1a-b, IB2b, IB4a, IB9c, IB10c, IC9, IIA7a-g, IIIB1-7, IIIE3d, IIIE4e, IIIE11, IIIF2g1, 5, IIIJ1,4

RRT Exam Content Matrix: IB1a-b, IB2b, IB4a, IB9c, IB10c, IC10, IIA3a-b, IIIB1-3d, IIIE3c, IIIE4b, IIIE9, IIIF2d1-2, IIIJ1, 4

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FIGURE 4-4 Laryngeal mask airway.

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FIGURE 4-5 LMA Insertion.

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FIGURE 4-6 LMA Insertion.

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FIGURE 4-7 LMA Insertion.

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