The largest number is the smallest cannula. Cannulas range from the 26g purple to the 14g orange. As a list: - 26g purple - 24g yellow - 22g Blue - 20g Red - 18g Green - 16g Grey - 14g Orange
If the person cannot: ‘understand the information relevant to the decision’ ‘retain that information’ Remember, the person only needs to retain this information long enough to decide ‘use or weigh […]
Or: How do you decide if someone has capacity? Someone always has capacity until it’s proven otherwise ‘[…] All practical steps to help’ someone make a decision must be tried […]
Also: What can cause adult disability? According to Haran et al (2016), ‘Stroke is the third most common cause of death and largest cause of adult disability’ Haran et al, […]
‘Trauma is the acute physiological and structural change that occurs in a patient’s body when an external source of energy dissipates faster than the body’s ability to sustain and dissipate […]
Or: When do you use a nasopharygeal airway? ‘…in the presence of trismus, an intact gag reflex, or oral trauma’ (Gregory & Mursell, 2010: 7) Gregory, P. and Mursell, I. […]
These ‘may occur at any level from the nose to the trachea’ but are commonly found ‘at the level of the pharynx’ (Gregory & Mursell, 2010: 2) Next: Find out […]
‘posterior displacement of the tongue caused by reduced muscle tone’ ‘soft palate and the epiglottis’ vomit blood ‘swelling of the airway (e.g. anaphylaxis)’ ‘foreign body’ ‘laryngeal spasm’ (Gregory & Mursell, […]
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