Date Archives: 4-May-2020

When dealing with a patient who is VSA due to a complete foreign body airway obstruction, what is recommended in regards to ventilations and OPA use (during this COIVD-19 pandemic) since “inability to clear the airway” is a contraindication of SGA use.

Clarification: all of the info regarding the protocols say "consider", but all of your response say "should not". Why can't BH come out and say do not, at least where other routes of treatment exist? Or maybe a should not with a patch point if you think you have to? There is so much up in the air right now, a little black and white would be nice.