||Clear the mouth of blood or secretions with suction, if possible.
- Select an airway device that is the correct size for the patient.
- Too large of an airway device can damage the throat.
- Too small of an airway device can press the tongue into the airway.
||Place the device at the side of the patient’s face. Choose the device that extends from the corner of the mouth to the earlobe.
||Insert the device into the mouth so the point is toward the roof of the mouth or parallel to the teeth.
DO NOT press the tongue back into the throat.
||Once the device is almost fully inserted, turn it until the tongue is cupped by the interior curve of the device.