NPA

A nasopharyngeal airway, also known as an NPA and various other nicknames such as nasal trumpet (because of its flared end), or nose hose. It is a type of airway adjunct, designed to be inserted into the nasal passageway to secure an open airway.

It has certain advantages over the oropharyngeal airway (OPA) as it can be used in patients with an intact gag reflex, trismus or oral trauma. Despite this,  the adjunct is not used as often as the oropharyngeal airway for a number of reasons ranging from fears over intracranial placement in cases of possible basal skull fracture.