Collection: Pharyngeal tubes

Pharyngeal tubes are often a good aid for inhalations during cardiac arrest. The task of the pharyngeal tube is to hold the patient's tongue out of the way and prevent it from falling to the back of the pharynx and thus blocking the airway, making it possible to blow air into the lungs. This also reduces the risk of air ending up in the patient's stomach with subsequent vomiting/aspiration. In case of cardiac arrest, a tracheal tube is placed during ongoing CPR. The correct size is obtained by measuring the distance between the corner of the patient's mouth and the angle of the jaw. Choose the throat tube that best corresponds to that length. Insert the pharyngeal tube with the "tip" upwards and then turn 180 degrees so that the tip points towards the patient's feet. It is usually sufficient to have the tip pointing towards the patient's feet when it is inserted halfway. Continue inserting the nasopharyngeal tube until the "wings" rest against the patient's lips. Green and yellow are the most common adult sizes.

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