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Hey guys, just wondering what you go to first for an unresponsive patient who has no facial trauma. Do you attempt an OPA first and if there's a gag reflux go to an NPA? Or do some of you just go straight to an NPA? The way I was taught was to try an OPA first and then if there is a gag reflux present attempt to insert an NPA. Honestly, I can't remember why or if we were even taught why. I'm guessing it has to do with the fact that NPAs may not protect the patient from aspiration or the fact that it's more dangerous to use? I don't know, but that's how I was taught. What were you guys taught, and do you do it that way or differently?