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Cervical Spine Protection in Airway Management (not a substitute for formal training)

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    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Cervical airway obstruction>, When non-invasive techniques do not work, Some invasive technigues, including intubation. Any others?

    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    I've been trying to pass this module of the course for the third time! So I'm thinking that having watched the video three times, just wasn't enough. I already know all of the material. So lets try this, Head tilt-chin lift rocks! Now, ....post comment......

    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

    Shows the head tilt, chin lift to help non-trauma victims to breathe. For trauma victims, use the jaw thrust by pulling it forward. Trauma victims will experience swelling, fractured spines and torn ligaments so care must be taken to not further damage the spine. Can inter-bate by inserting a plastic tube past the vocal chords while putting pressure on the cartilage and holding the head.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is an introduction to common medical conditions?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    ZA
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    The video displays two techniques used to help victims who have had their airways obstructed,possibly by their tongues. The first technique is called the "Head-tilt-chin-lift" manoeuvre, and the second is the "jaw thrust" which is usually used for trauma victims, where we have the case of possible spinal injury and dont want to injure the victim in any way by putting pressure on or further misaligning the spinal vertebra. We are then shown the process of intubation which is the process of placing a plastic tube down a persons throat into the trachea, which in turn, helps them to breathe when they cannot breathe on their own for some reason or the other. While the process of intubation is performed by one medical professional, there are two others involved. One person holds the head of the person in the 'neutral' position in order to ensure that the possibility of further damage to the persons spine is eliminated,and the other person puts pressure on the crichoid cartelage in order to occlude the oesophagus (avoid any food from coming up and block the trachea any more causing the victim to stop breathing,which is also called 'passive regurgitation'). This process performed is called crichoid pressure. The process is performed just at the base of the first tracheal ring and does not close the trachea as it has more rigidity than the oesophagus, which is closed by performing this process.

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