How do you scissor intubation?
With the mouth open, insert the blade, slightly to the right of the tongue. Don’t hit the teeth as you insert. If necessary, you can tilt the top of the handle slightly to insert the blade into the mouth, then rotate the blade back, scooping it around the right side of the tongue as you do so.
How do you open your mouth with scissors?
The technique involves crossing the index finger and thumb of the operator’s nondominant hand like the blades of a scissor. While the index finger rests on the maxillary teeth, the thumb is placed over the mandibular teeth and the two crossed, resulting in opening of the mouth [Figure 1].
What are the different intubation techniques?
There are multiple techniques available, including the visualization of the vocal cords with a laryngoscope or video laryngoscope, direct placement of the endotracheal tube into the trachea via cricothyrotomy, and fiberoptic visualization of the vocal cords via the nasal or oral route.
What is the tool used to intubate?
Intubation is normally facilitated by using a conventional laryngoscope, flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, or video laryngoscope to identify the vocal cords and pass the tube between them into the trachea instead of into the esophagus. Other devices and techniques may be used alternatively.
What is the sniffing position?
Background: The sniffing position, a combination of flexion of the neck and extension of the head, is considered to be suitable for the performance of endotracheal intubation. To place a patient in this position, anesthesiologists usually put a pillow under a patient’s occiput.
Which type of equipment is used most frequently to perform Orotracheal intubation?
Laryngoscope: A device made of metal or plastic, with a handle and a curved blade with a light on it.
What is a Miller laryngoscope?
The Miller laryngoscope is a straight blade designed to obtain a view of the vocal cords by directly lifting the epiglottis. It has useful application in ‘floppy’ airways making it popular within paediatric anaesthesia. The Miller laryngoscope is the most commonly used blade today.
What is the best position for intubation?
What is ramp position?
In the ramp position, the patient’s head and torso are elevated such that the external auditory meatus and the sternal notch are horizontally aligned (black line).
What is intubation used for in the operating room?
In the operating room, doctors usually use intubation to help a person breathe while they are under anesthesia. Once they have inserted the tube, a doctor will listen to the person’s breathing to make sure the tube is in the correct spot. The tube is typically attached to a ventilator.
What is a nasotracheal intubation?
In some cases, if the mouth or throat is being operated upon or has been injured, the breathing tube is threaded through the nose instead of the mouth, which is called a nasal intubation. The nasotracheal tube (NT) goes into the nose, down the back of the throat, and into the upper airway.
Is there a study guide and practice questions on intubation?
That wraps up our study guide and practice questions on Intubation. I hope this information was helpful and you can use it along your journey of becoming a Respiratory Therapist. I’m confident that if you go through this information (including the practice questions) a few times, you can easily master everything you need to know about Intubation.