Advanced Airway Management 1

Information Covered:

I. Airway Anatomy

II. Airway Assessment

     A. Purpose

     B. Procedure

     C. Anticipating the difficult airway

III. Techniques of assuring a patent airway

     A. Manual airway maneuvers

     B. Mechanical airway devices

     C. Relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

     D. Blind insertion airway devices

     E. Endotracheal intubation

          1. Direct laryngoscopy (visualized)

          2. Non-visualized

     F. Percutaneous cricothyrotomy

V. Comprehensive ventilation assessment

     A. Purpose

     B. Procedure

     C. Minute Volume

     D. Alveolar Volume

     E. Evaluating the effects of artificial ventilation

     F. Pulse oximetry

     G. Blood gas analysis

     H. Capnography Review

VI. Review of ventilation devices

     A. Manual devices

     B. Mechanical devices

VII. Assisting patient ventilations

     A. Review of techniques

          1. Purpose

          2. Indications

          3. Contraindications

          4. Complications

          5. Procedures

          B. Review of the physiologic differences between normal and positive pressure ventilation

     C. BiPAP/CPAP

     D. Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)

Content Creator: Joyce Lockwood
CAPCE Course Number: 20-EMTP-F3-3201
Total CE Hours: 1
Level: Advanced
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