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what kinds of things can cause a blocked airway?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Foreign body, Tumor: Foreign body, tumor, metastasisjm.

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Do tracheal rings support the airway?

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Yes: The tracheal rings and intervening muscle make up the airway.
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What would do if a person's airway gets blocked?

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What will increase a person's risk of having a blocked airway?

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Airway: Adult: obesity, neck-chest mass, tonsilar abscess, angioedema (severe allergic reaction) , swallowing foreign body in trachea.
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How do you know if an unconscious person has an obstructed airway?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
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ACLS: Heimlich maneuver and checking in the mouth of an unconscious person for a foreign object are standard part of bls/acls. Generally, if you cannot ventilate them during resuscitation, that may be a sign of an obstructed airway.
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What is a common drug that dilates the airway?

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Bronchodilator: Albuterol, epinephrine.

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