Nasopharyngeal airway can be used even with gag reflex present, but oropharyngeal airway can not be used with gag reflex present.
Oropharyngeal airway prevent tongue falling back, does nasopharyngeal airway prevent tongue falling back?
Also, we can do suction from npa, can we do suction from opa?
Also, do we put seizing patient in recovery position?
Nasopharyngeal airway - made of soft material . Better tolerated Actually prevents collapse of velopharyngeal region of phraynx…
Opa…- made of plastic the commonly used is gudel . Which has suction channel. Can stimulate gag
Not tolerated in awake patient
Prevents tounge fall back
Should not be used when patient has seizures . As it can cause dental injury