A needle cricothyrotomy has been performed. Complete the following statements
about ventilating the patient in this procedure.
a. Open the oxygen valve slowly to allow the flow of gas into the patient's _____.
b. To allow exhalation, __________________________________.
The inflation-deflation time ratio should be about the same as normal
respiration: a ratio of ___:___.
To check the adequacy of ventilations for a patient with needle cricothyrotomy, you
a. Watch the patient's chest to see if ______________________________
b. Listen to the patient's chest for ______________________________ sounds.
To check for correct placement of the cannula in a patient who has had a surgical
cricothyrotomy, you should:
Listed below are the major steps in the procedure of inserting a chest tube. Place
the steps in the order in which they would be performed.
S. Apply a dressing.
T. Explore the pleural space.
U. Suture the skin, securing the chest tube.
V. Insert the chest tube.
W. Locally, anesthetize the skin and periosteum if there is time.
X. Prep and drape the patient.
Y. Perforate into the pleural space.
Incise the skin and create a tunnel.
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