Nasopharyngeal Airways

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Nasopharyngeal Airway Quizzes & Trivia

In the course of medical study or practice, doctors and medical students have to interact with the nasopharyngeal airways. This is a common apparatus that is used in various medical procedures. Find out more below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nasopharyngeal airways are for clients with what level of consciousness?
    • A. 

      Alert

    • B. 

      Unconscious

  • 2. 
    When you insert the nasopharyngeal airway through the nares, it terminates in the orpharynx.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When measuring for the nasopharyngeal airway, it should be slightly longer from the tip of the nose to the ...
    • A. 

      Ear lobe

    • B. 

      Hair line

    • C. 

      Jaw line

    • D. 

      Eye ball

  • 4. 
    Always use water-soluble lubrication when inserting the tube.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You should provide frequent oral and nare care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You should reposition the airways into the other naris  every __ hours or as ordered to prevent necrosis of mucosa.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      4

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of a nasopharyngeal airway?
    • A. 

      To provide tube feedings

    • B. 

      To suction stomach contents

    • C. 

      To keep the upper air passages open when they become obstructed

    • D. 

      To prevent the nares from collapsing

  • 8. 
    Nasopharyngeal airways are easy to insert and have a low risk of complications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False