Date Published

July 21, 2022

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


can you insert an OPA in an old person


An Oral Pharyngeal Airway (OPA) of proper size can be used in patients of any age. However, should a patient have a valid DNR Confirmation Form, insertion of an oral pharyngeal or nasopharyngeal airway is to be withheld.



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