The Oral-pharyngeal Airway are usually indicated for unconscious patients because there is a high probability that the device would stimulate a conscious or semi-conscious patient's gag reflex. This could cause the patient to vomit and potentially lead to an obstructed airway. Nasopharyngeal airways are mostly used when the patient has a gag reflex, due to the fact that it can be used on a conscious patient, whereas the oropharyngeal cannot.
Slotted sides permit passage of suction catheters without obstructing the air passage.
Triple-purpose airway serves as a bite block and tongue depressor to avoid crimping and protect teeth.
Disposable, single-use Berman airway automatically curves to the contour of the pharynx.
Smooth rounded tip reduces trauma to upper airway, and the flat surface helps ensure patient comfort.
Dual channel airway
Semi-rigid, nontoxic polyethylene material
Triple-purpose airway, bite block and tongue depressor
Made of soft coated plastic to avoid crimping and protect teeth
Anatomically curved to contour to the pharynx
The slotted side permits passage of suction catheters to clear secretions from the back of the throat without obstruction the air passage
Smooth, flexible white polyethylene airway with reinforced bite block, to prevent airway collapse
Recommended for single patient use