Tag Oropharyngeal airway

Frederic Hewitt

Biography Born on July 2, 1857 at 52 Westbourne Park Villas, London Died on January 6, 1916 Medical Eponyms Hewitt airway (1908) Key Medical Contributions Major Publications Hewitt FW. Select methods in the administration of nitrous oxide and ether. 1888…

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Oropharyngeal Airway

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