EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E12 | Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E12 | Respiration and Artificial Ventilation begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following topics

  1. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  2. Physiology of Respiration
  3. Adequate and Inadequate Respiration Assessment
  4. Importance & Hazards of Oxygen
  5. Oxygen Therapy Equipment
  6. Administering Oxygen
  7. Differentiating Normal Ventilation from Positive Pressure Ventilation

Excerpts from Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

While treating a responsive patient:

  • If the patient speaks, the airway is functional but may still be at risk. Foreign body or substances in the mouth may impair the airway and must be removed using finger sweep to remove solid objects. Suction machines can be helpful in removing secretions. Determine if there is a complete obstruction or partial obstruction. Abdominal thrusts are the most effective method for clearing the airway.
  • If the upper airway becomes narrowed, inspiration may produce a high-pitched whistling sound known as stridor. Look for foreign body obstruction, swelling or trauma.
  • Airway patency must be continually reassessed.
  • Assess for normal or abnormal breathing in adults based on the previously discussed rate issues, noisy breathing (snoring, gurgling, crowing, wheezing, and stridor), and effort of breathing.
  • Encourage the responsive patient to cough.

Do not interfere with the patient’s efforts to clear the airway.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification  curriculum and the Initial EMT Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Course Curriculum

EMR Training | Respiration and Artificial Ventilation | Chapter EMR-E12

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Airway Anatomy
  • Lesson 2- Physiology of Respiration
  • Lesson 3 – Assessment of Adequate and Inadequate Respiration
  • Lesson 4 – Oxygen as a Drug
  • Lesson 5 – Oxygen Delivery System
  • Lesson 6 – Step-by-step Process of Administering Oxygen
  • Lesson 7 – Normal Ventilation and Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • Lesson 8 – Chapter Review
  • EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR-E12 | Respiration and Artificial Ventilation | QUIZ
Course Duration: 39m

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