What Do You Know About Nasopharyngeal Airway?

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What Do You Know About Nasopharyngeal Airway?

In medical science, a nasopharyngeal airway (NPA) is an airway adjunct which helps secure an open airway when it — a tube — is inserted into the nasal passageway.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is another name for Nasopharyngeal Airway? 
    • A. 

      Nose hose

    • B. 

      Nose fit

    • C. 

      Nose pipe

    • D. 

      Nose straw

  • 2. 
    How can you describe the end of an NPA?
    • A. 

      Rough

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Flared

    • D. 

      Square

  • 3. 
    What scale is used to measure the NPA?
    • A. 

      French catheter scale

    • B. 

      English catheter scale

    • C. 

      American catheter scale

    • D. 

      International standard unit

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of the pin on an NPA? 
    • A. 

      To open airways

    • B. 

      To prevent the NPA from being deeply inserted

    • C. 

      To resuscitate a victim

    • D. 

      To stimulate the nerves

  • 5. 
    Why do people insert an NPA? 
    • A. 

      To keep dust out of the airways

    • B. 

      For feeding patients with throat problems

    • C. 

      To keep the airways open

    • D. 

      To help patients sit properly

  • 6. 
    Which of these is true about trachea intubation?
    • A. 

      It can be done with an NPA

    • B. 

      It is not advisable

    • C. 

      It should be used as a last resort

    • D. 

      It is only possible if used with females

  • 7. 
    What must an NPA be before it's used? It must be...
    • A. 

      Clipped

    • B. 

      Lubricated

    • C. 

      Heated

    • D. 

      Washed

  • 8. 
    When should you stop pushing the NPA into the nostrils? 
    • A. 

      When it cannot go further anymore

    • B. 

      When the flared end rest on the nostrils

    • C. 

      When the tube becomes fluffed

    • D. 

      When the tube becomes hot

  • 9. 
    What is the maximum length of an NPA?
    • A. 

      6.5mm

    • B. 

      7.5mm

    • C. 

      8.5mm

    • D. 

      12.5mm

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Water-based lubricant

    • B. 

      Oil-based lubricant

    • C. 

      Fat-based lubricant

    • D. 

      Mineral-based lubricant