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Airway management - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)


Group

Airway management
This group is not in a published chapter and should not be relied upon.



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FM/BS-163 - Assess the airway
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Assess the airway with “check airways” and categorize as one of the following states:

  • Clear
  • Occluded
  • Obstructed
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FM/BS-263 - Turn the head to clear an occluded airway
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Turn the patient's head to clear the occluded airway of the patient if an Accuvac is not available.

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FM/BS-262 - Use the Accuvac to clear an occluded airway
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Use the Accuvac to clear the occluded airway of a patient.

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FM/BS-266 - Hyperextend the head to clear an obstructed airway
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Hyperextend the patient's head to clear the obstructed airway of the patient, and stay within 2m of the patient during the process.

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FM/BS-261 - Put the patient in the recovery position to keep the airway clear
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Place the patient into a recovery position after they are stable to keep the airway clear.

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FM/BS-264 - Use a guedeltube to prevent occlusion of the airway
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Use a guedeltube to prevent occlusion of the airway after the airway has been cleared, if a King LT is not available.

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FM/BS-265 - Use a King LT to keep the airway clear
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Use a King LT to keep the airway clear after the it has been cleared.

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FM/BS-359 - Use a pulse oximeter to monitor patient breathing
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Use pulse oximeter to monitor a patients blood oxygen levels, with low levels indicating the patient is not breathing normally.

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