Hello all - new EMT and you know what they say about questions. Here is one that never truly was clarified in school. We are all familiar with that wonderful red bag of OPAs and tags. I don't understand how to utilize OPAs into the system. I understand if someone's is not breathing on their own, re-position the airway and continue with algorithm - however assuming someone does start breathing - and we place an OPA to secure airway (if indicated) - are we then married to that PT, or do we Red tag and move on as common algorithms suggest? Seems to defeat the entire purpose of rapid multi PT triage, however are we not required to still keep the airway manually open while an OPA is inserted? (- this too is something that was never truly clarified in school - like in situations such as CCR with OPA and NRB in place.) What if we are managing bleeding or assessing mental status of another PT while we notice our original PT with OPA inserted begins to gag? - Now OPA is contraindicated and my hand is glued to an arterial spurter. I am a TEXTBOOK over-thinker. I envy my friends in EMS with more common sense than myself. Obviously any help would be appreciated. Thank you all.