When to Use a Nasopharyngeal Airway


Steve Whitehead reminds us to always attempt to insert a nasopharyngeal airway when using a bag valve mask, and that it should be used in combination with other airway adjuncts. Steve continues the discussion started by this Remember 2 Things video by asking, Who is correct when EMS providers defend strict protocol adherence? Read Steve's column about how well-written protocols leave room for both the novice EMS provider and the expert.


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