Nasopharyngeal Airway, 28f, 7.0 mm
Nasal trumpet (because of its flared end), or nose hose, is a type of airway adjunct, is a tube that is designed to be inserted into the nasal passageway to secure an open airway. When a patient becomes unconscious, the muscles in the jaw commonly relax and can allow the tongue to slide back and obstruct the airway. This makes airway management necessary, and an NPA is one of the available tools. The purpose of the flared end is to prevent the device from becoming lost inside the patient's nose.
Also used if patient has a jaw injury that prevents an aiway insertion through the mouth.