(3) Position the tube so that the bevel (pointed end) of the airway faces
toward the septum (the partition inside the nose that separates the nostrils).
(4) Insert the airway into the nostril and advance it until the flange rests
against the nostril (figure 3-7).
Figure 3-7. Airway inserted with flange resting against the nostril.
Never force the airway into the casualty's nostril. If resistance is met,
pull the tube out and attempt to insert it in the other nostril. If neither
nostril will accommodate the airway, go to step d.
d. Place the casualty in the recovery position and seek medical aid.
PLACING THE CASUALTY IN A RECOVERY POSITION
The recovery position (figure 3-8) allows blood and mucus to drain out of the
casualty's nose and mouth and not to drain back into the airway. To place a casualty in
the recovery position:
a. Roll the casualty as a single unit onto his side.
b. Place the hand of the casualty's lower arm under his chin.
c. Flex the casualty's upper leg.
Figure 3-8. Casualty in the recovery position.
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