What is the primary indication for creating a surgical airway?
The following statements are steps in the procedure of making an airway by
needle cricothyrotomy. Fill in the blanks or complete the statements where
a. Identify the ______________________________ membrane.
b. Prep the area quickly with ________________________ swabs.
Puncture the skin over the _____________ membrane with a ____________
d. Advance the needle through the skin and the _______________membrane at
an angle of _____________________ degrees to the horizontal.
e. Confirm the position of the needle.
Advance the plastic catheter over the needle to its full length.
g. Hold the catheter securely against the patient's _______________, removing
the needle from the catheter.
h. Reconfirm the position of the catheter.
Fasten the catheter hub securely to the _____________________ .
Connect both ends of the flexible tubing, one end to the _____________ and
the other end to the hand-operated valve on the ________________ cylinder.
Ventilate the patient.
Check the adequacy of ______________________________.