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A rigid, ring-shaped structure that completely encircles the larynx at the top of the trachea.
cricoid cartilage
A technique that is used with intubation in which pressure is applied on either side of the cricoid cartilage to prevent gastric distention and allow better visualization of vocal cords; also called the Sellick maneuver.
cricoid pressure
A plastic, disposable indicator that signals by color change when an endotracheal tube is in the proper place.
End tidal carbon dioxide detector
Insertion of an endotracheal tube (ETT) directly through the larynx between the vocal cords, and into the trachea, to open and maintain an airway.
endotracheal intubation
A multi-lumen airway that consists of a single, dual-lumen tube with two cuffs.
Esophageal Tracheal Combitube (ETC)
An advanced airway adjunct that provides a channel directly into a patient's stomach, allowing you to remove gas, blood, and toxins, or to insert medications and nutrition.
gastric tube
Advanced airway device that is blindly inserted into the mouth to isolate the larynx for direct ventilation; consists of a tube and a mask/cuff that inflates to seal around the laryngeal opening.
laryngeal mask airway (LMA)
An instrument used to give a direct view of the patient's vocal cords during endotracheal intubation.
laryngoscope
A severe constriction of the larynx and vocal cords.
laryngospasm
An instrument used to aid in blind insertion of an endotracheal tube.
lighted stylet
Advanced airway devices, such as the Esophageal Tracheal Combitube and the Pharyngeotracheal Lumen Airway, that have multiple tubes to aid in ventilation and will work whether placed in the trachea or esophagus.
multi-lumen airway
Endotracheal intubation through the nose.
nasotracheal intubation
Endotracheal intubation through the mouth.
orotracheal intubation
A multi-lumen airway that consists of two tubes, two masks, and a bite block.
Pharyngeotracheal Lumen Airway (PtL)
A technique used with intubation, in which pressure is applied on either side of the cricoid cartilage to prevent gastric distention and allow better visualization of vocal cords; also called cricoid pressure.
Sellick maneuver
A plastic-coated wire that gives added rigidity and shape to the endotracheal tube.
stylet
The space between the base of the tongue and the epiglottis; receives the tip of a curved laryngoscope blade during endotracheal intubation.
vallecula