Respiratory Patient Management

Information Covered:

  1. Internal Respiration
  2. It Is Sometimes Difficult to Assess Internal Respiration
  3. It May Be Difficult to Determine If You Have a Respiration, Ventilation, or Oxygenation Problem as They May Coexist and One Can Cause Another
  4. Assessment of Ventilation
    1. Signs of adequate ventilation
    2. Signs of inadequate ventilation
    3. Ambient air is abnormal
    4. Level of consciousness
    5. Skin color/mucosa is not normal
    6. Assessment of oxygenation
  5. Assisting Ventilation in Respiratory Distress/Failure
    1. Purpose
    2. Indications
    3. Complications
    4. Procedure
  1. The Management of Inadequate Ventilation
    1. Assure an Adequate Airway
    2. Supplemental Oxygen Therapy
    3. Artificial Ventilation Devices
    4. Ventilation of an Apneic Patient
    5. Ventilation of the Protected Airway
  2. The Differences Between Normal and Positive Pressure Ventilation
    1. Air Movement
    2. Blood Movement
    3. Airway Wall Pressure
    4. Esophageal Opening Pressure

Content Creator: James Stone
CAPCE Course Number: 20-EMTP-F3-3102
NJ Course Number: 145911
Total CE Hours: 1
Level: Basic
EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.