Nasopharyngeal Airway Trivia Quiz

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Nasopharyngeal Airway Trivia Quiz

The nasopharyngeal airway is also known as an NPA, nasal trumpet due to it's flared end. It is a type of airway adjunct which is tube-like and serves the purpose of creating an alternative breathing outlet to secure an open airway. It is mostly used for patients who have in one way or another lost consciousness. This short quiz is to test your knowledge regarding the use of NPA as well as other aspects related to it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order to appropriately select the sized OPA, which of the following is necessary?
    • A. 

      Measuring from the corner of the mouth to the earlobe

    • B. 

      Measuring from the center of the mouth to the back of the earlobe

    • C. 

      Measuring from the mouth to the chin

    • D. 

      Measuring from the jaw to the skull base 

  • 2. 
    If a person is found to be unconscious, which of the following is most necessary?
    • A. 

      Placing the person in a good position for CPR

    • B. 

      Beating such a person to startle the heart

    • C. 

      Pouring water on the person to wake him or her up

    • D. 

      Taking off the clothes of such person to allow air

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Low blood O2 levels influence hypoxic drive

    • B. 

      Hypoxic drive is influenced by CO2 levels

    • C. 

      The leaf-shaped structure located superior to the larynx is the glottis

    • D. 

      Respiration of 20 breathes/min will cause a decreased minute volume in an adult

  • 4. 
    The primary waste product of aerobic metabolism is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

       Amino acids

    • C. 

      Pyruvic acid

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the term for the exchange of O2 and CO2 between the alveoli and the blood of the capillaries?
    • A. 

      Ventilation

    • B. 

      Internal respiration 

    • C. 

      Ventriculation 

    • D. 

      External respiration 

  • 6. 
    The sizes are usually quoted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Centimeters

    • B. 

      Millimeters

    • C. 

      Inches

    • D. 

      Pentameter

  • 7. 
    The outside of the tube is lubricated with what?
    • A. 

      Olive oil

    • B. 

      It has no libricant

    • C. 

      Water-based lubricant

    • D. 

      Chemical-based lubricant

  • 8. 
    If the airway is too long, which of the following will not occur?
    • A. 

      It will fail to separate the soft palate from the pharynx

    • B. 

      It can wrongly pass into the larynx

    • C. 

      It can aggravate cough 

    • D. 

      It can cause gag reflexes

  • 9. 
    The NPA does not prevent which of the following?
    • A. 

      Airway obstruction

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Asphyxia

    • D. 

      Anaemia

  • 10. 
    Which of the following doesn't require the use of the NPA in children?
    • A. 

      Congenital maxillofacial abnormalities

    • B. 

      Syndromic craniosynotosis

    • C. 

      Mid-facial hypoplasia

    • D. 

      Scarlet impetigo abnormalities