OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY (OPA) 6-9cm

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OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY (OPA). This OPAs airway maintains an unobstructed oropharynx during or following general anesthesia and in patients who are unconscious for other reasons.

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OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY (OPA)

This OPAs airway maintains an unobstructed oropharynx during or following general anesthesia and in patients who are unconscious for other reasons.

What is an OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY (OPA)

The OPA is a J-shaped device that fits over the tongue to hold the soft hypopharyngeal structures and the tongue away from the posterior wall of the pharynx. OPA is used in individuals who are at risk for developing airway obstruction from the tongue or from relaxed upper airway muscle. A properly sized and inserted OPA results in proper alignment with the glottis opening. If efforts to open the airway fail to provide and maintain a clear, unobstructed airway, then use the OPA in unconscious victims. An OPA should not be used in a conscious or semiconscious individual, because it can stimulate gagging, vomiting, and possible aspiration. The key assessment to determine if an OPA can be placed is to check if the individual has an intact cough and gag reflex. If so, do not use an OPA.

PRODUCT BENEFITS

  • Design of nylon bite-block facilitates passage of a suction catheter

  • Rigid bite-block to ensure airway integrity

  • Smoothly rounded edges for improved patient comfort

  • Single-use and disposable saving you time and costs associated with re-sterilisation

  • Comprehensive size range 6-9cm

  • Colour coded size range for easy identification

8cm opa
8CM OPA

 

Inserting an OPA by Skinny Medic

Nasopharyngeal airway
Also, check out the Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA)

 

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Airways

6, 7, 8, 9

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