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Parent Airway Management


Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA), Infant/Child <7yo

Candidate Name: _________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Examiner Name and Signature: _________________________________________________________

Time Started: __________ Time Ended: __________ Points: _____/6 PASS/FAIL (Circle One)

Points Possible Points Awarded
Maintains the head in a neutral position if cervical spine injury is suspected. Verbalizes how to determine if patient has a gag reflex 1
Determines proper size airway by measuring it from the corner of the mouth to the tip of the ear lobe, or by measuring from the center of the mouth to the angle of the jaw. 1
Opens patient’s mouth in a manner that prevents rescuer from being bitten 1
Inserts the airway by displacing the tongue anteriorly with a tongue blade, then bringing the airway over and past the tongue blade. (utilizes 90 degree technique if no tongue depressor available) 1
Inserts airway so that the flange is resting on the lips, gums, or teeth 1
Assesses for chest rise, air exchange and abnormal sounds 1

Points Possible: 6                      Total Points Awarded_______________

Critical Criteria

●      Failure to properly measure OPA

●      Failure to properly insert OPA

●      Failure to assess ventilations after airway insertion


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Authors Catherine Mohr
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Language English (en)
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Created January 10, 2022 by Catherine Mohr
Modified March 1, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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