Airway management for nurses: emergency assessment and care

Higginson, Ray; Jones, Bridie; Davies, Kevin
September 2010
British Journal of Nursing;9/9/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p1006
Academic Journal
Within the hospital environment patients can deteriorate rapidly and for many different reasons. Maintaining a patient's breathing is the main priority in any emergency situation--although achieving airway control can be difficult. All health professionals need to be able to safely undertake airway management and the key to the management of an airway is through a thorough assessment, to firstly ensure whether the airway is patent or not. This article will discuss airway management--both acute and chronic--as well as associated nursing care.


Related Articles

  • Capping a cuffed tracheostomy tube. Morris, Linda L.; Grossbach, Irene // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p12 

    A letter is presented in response to the article "Promoting Effective Communication for Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation," by Irene Grossbach and colleagues in the June 2011 issue; a response by Irene Grossbach to the letter is also included.

  • Pulmonary Care. A Nurse's Experience Being Intubated and Receiving Mechanical Ventilation. Jenabzadeh, Nicole E.; Chlan, Linda // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p51 

    A nurse with a history of childhood asthma describes her experiences with intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is important for nurses to recognize that mechanical ventilation is very stressful for patients and for the patients' families. It is essential for nurses to keep the patient as...

  • Tracheostomy tube cuff herniation: a cause of airway obstruction in home care patients with long-term tracheostomy. Mahmoodpoor, A.; Golzari, S. E.; Z. H. Khan; Soleimanpour, H.; Dabbagh, A.; Ghabili, K. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Jan2014, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p145 

    This article describes a case study of tracheostomy cuff herniation that lead to partial obstruction of the trachea seen in a 73-year-old man who had previously sustained a cerebral stroke and had been ventilated via a tracheostomy tube for the past five months. Surgeons replaced the old...

  • Assessment and management of airway and breathing. Higginson, Ray; Jones, Bridie // Nursing & Residential Care;Mar2013, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p140 

    No abstract available.

  • Managing the newborn infant with a difficult airway. Johansen, Lauren C.; Mupanemunda, Richard H.; Danha, Ratidzo F. // Infant;Jul2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p116 

    Airway management is a core skill in neonatology and proficiency in managing the difficult airway may be life-saving in an acute emergency. In the following article the authors outline a three-step intervention which aims to improve neonatal airway management within the Southern West Midlands...

  • CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Paediatric anaesthesia: an overview. Langton, Helen Elizabeth // Nursing Standard;10/28/2015, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p52 

    This article provides an overview of the nursing considerations for paediatric anaesthesia. It is aimed at newly qualified operating department practitioners and anaesthetic nurses, and those with limited experience in the care of paediatric patients. It explores the ways in which paediatric...

  • High-flow nasal cannula therapy for infants with bronchiolitis.  // Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing;Nov2014, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p28 

    No abstract available.

  • Malfunction of heat and moisture exchanger filters: Causality or unresolved problem? Esquinas, Antonio M.; Pravinkumar, S. Egbert // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Apr2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p285 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Failed Ventilation Due to Heat and Moisture Exchanger Filters Malfunction" by S. J. Bajwa and colleagues in a 2012 issue.

  • Failed ventilation due to heat and moisture exchange filter malfunction: A difficult diagnostic scenario. Singh Bajwa, Sukhminder Jit; Singh, Amarjit // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Apr2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p286 

    A response from the author of the article "Failed Ventilation Due to Heat and Moisture Exchanger Filters Malfunction" in a 2012 issue is presented.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics