Do not use the nasopharyngeal airway if there is clear fluid coming
from the ears or nose. This may be cerebrospinal fluid (CSF),
a. Place the casualty on his back with his face up (see paragraph 3-3).
b. Lubricate the tube with sterile lubricating jelly or water (figure 3-5).
Figure 3-5. Lubricating the nasopharyngeal airway tube with sterile lubricating jelly.
c. Insert the airway.
Expose the opening of the casualty's nostril (figure 3-6).
Figure 3-6. Exposing the opening of the casualty's nostril.
The casualty's right nostril is usually used.
Insert the tip of the airway tube into the nostril.