Arthur Ernest Guedel (1883 – 1956) was an American anesthesiologist. Guedel Oropharyngeal airway and classification system
Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA): Lifts the tongue off the posterior pharyngeal wall to prevent airway obstruction; bite block; assist oropharyngeal suctioning; promotes moulding of the face of a mask for manual ventilation
Apply ATLS/APLS protocol: primary survey to exclude life-threatening injuries, secondary survey, re-evaluation and definitive care.
This is an airway emergency with upper airway obstruction in a paediatric patient.