Nasopharyngeal Airway Tubing

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Model Number: NH-47343

Brand: Niche Healthcare

For nasal airway management only.

Description

Cat No.
Size ID (mm)
Type
Qty/Case (pcs)
130201
3.0
flared
200
130202
3.5
200
130203
4.0
200
130204
4.5
200
130205
5.0
200
130206
5.5
200
130207
6.0
200
130208
6.5
200
130209
7.0
200
130210
7.5
200
130211
8.0
200
130212
8.5
200
130213
9.0
200
130214
3.0
flange
200
130215
3.5
200
130216
4.0
200
130217
4.5
200
130218
5.0
200
130219
5.5
200
130220
6.0
200
130221
6.5
200
130222
7.0
200
130223
7.5
200
130224
8.0
200
130225
8.5
200
130226
9.0
200

 

A nasopharyngeal airway (NPA) is a medical device used to maintain an open and unobstructed airway in patients who may be at risk of airway compromise. It is typically used in emergency medical situations, during certain medical procedures, or for patients who require temporary assistance in breathing. The nasopharyngeal airway is inserted through the nostrils into the nasopharynx, helping to keep the tongue away from the back of the throat and preventing airway obstruction.

Key features of a nasopharyngeal airway include:

Flexible Tube: The NPA is a flexible tube typically made of soft, pliable materials such as silicone or rubber. This flexibility allows for easy insertion without causing damage to the nasal passages.

Flared Ends: The device has flared ends to prevent it from being inserted too far into the nostrils and to secure it in place once inserted.

Lubrication: To ease insertion, nasopharyngeal airways are often coated with a water-soluble lubricant.

Size Selection: Nasopharyngeal airways come in various sizes, and the appropriate size is chosen based on the patient’s anatomy, usually measured from the tip of the nose to the earlobe or the angle of the jaw.

The insertion of a nasopharyngeal airway is a skill that should be performed by trained healthcare professionals, such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses, or physicians. The following are general steps involved in the insertion:

The patient’s head is tilted backward, and the nostril is chosen based on the ease of insertion and the patient’s anatomy.

The nasopharyngeal airway is inserted gently into the nostril, aiming toward the back of the head.

As the tube is advanced, it is rotated slightly to follow the natural curve of the nasopharynx.

Once in place, the flared ends of the NPA rest at the nostril openings, preventing further insertion and helping to secure the airway.

Nasopharyngeal airways are commonly used in pre-hospital and emergency care settings, particularly when there is a need for a quick and temporary solution to maintain an open airway. It’s important to note that NPAs are contraindicated in patients with severe head injuries, suspected skull base fractures, or nasal obstruction.

The use of nasopharyngeal airways should be within the scope of the healthcare provider’s training and in accordance with local protocols and guidelines.

 

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