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Exam 3 Chapter 10 Airway Obstruction

Terms in this set (12)

Abdominal thrust - conscious patient
1. Stand behind the patient
2. Wrap your arms around the patient
3. Make a fist with one of your hands
4. Place the thumb of the fist against the patients abdomen halfway between the navel and the rib cage
5. Cover the fist with your other hand
6. Push the fist quickly four times into the abdomen with an inward and upward motion

Abdominal thrust -unconscious patient
1. Place the patient in the supine position
2. Straddle the patient, facing toward the patients head. If the patient is small you may stand or kneel alongside
3. Place the heel of one hand on the patients abdomen
4. Place the other hand on top of the first and interlock the fingers
5. Push the heel of the hand rapidly inward and upward four times into the abdomen

Chest thrust - conscious patient
1. Stand behind the patient
2. Wrap your arms around the patient
3. Make a fist with one hand
4. Place the thumb of the fist against the patients lower sternum. When administering chest thrusts, it is important not to place the hands over the xiphoid process, which could break and cause a laceration of the liver.
5. Place the other hand over the fist
6. Administer four quick thrusts

Chest thrust - unconscious patient
1. Place the patient in the supine position
2. Position yourself either beside or straddling the patient
3. Place the heel of one hand on the patients lower sternum. Make sure not to place the hand on the xiphoid process.
4. Place the other hand on top of the first and interlock the fingers
5. Administer four quick downward chest thrusts

Complete obstruction - conscious patient
1. Stand behind the patient
2. Administer four manual thrusts
3. Repeat until the object is removed or the patient loses consciousness

Complete obstruction- unconscious patient
1. Place the patient in the supine position
2. Open the airway
3. Attempts to ventilate the patient using the mouth to mouth technique
4. If you are unable to get air into the patients lungs, reopen the airway and attempt to ventilate again
5. Administer 4 manual thrusts
6. Make two finger sweeps
7. Repeat the sequence until the object is removed or surgical intervention is performed by trained personnel