EMT Refresher A - Airway, Assessment

Airway

Anatomy Review

Airway Anatomy Review

Anatomy

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All of the following will help minimize the risk of gastric distention when ventilating an apneic patient with a bag-mask device, EXCEPT:

  • increasing the amount of delivered tidal volume.
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  • applying pressure to the cricoid cartilage.
  • ensuring the appropriate airway position.

Structures of the lower airway include all of the following, EXCEPT the:

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  • epiglottis
  • bronchioles
  • alveoli

In which of the following patients would the head tilt–chin lift maneuver be the MOST appropriate method of opening the airway?

  • a 50-year-old male who is unconscious following head trauma
  • a 37-year-old female who is found unconscious in her bed
  • a 45-year-old male who is semiconscious after falling 20 feet
  • a 24-year-old male who is found unconscious at the base of a tree

An unconscious patient found in a prone position must be placed in a supine position in case he or she:

  • requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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  • regains consciousness.
  • has increased tidal volume.

The jaw-thrust maneuver is used to open the airway of patients with suspected:

  • mandibular fractures.
  • cervical spine injuries.
  • copious oral secretions.
  • upper airway swelling.

Devices

Airway Devices

Positioning of the Airway

Head Tilt Chin Lift

 

 

Jaw Thrust Maneuver

 

 

 

Suctioning

Suction Device

 

 

 

 


Soft/French Catheters
Hard/Yankauer Catheters

Adjuncts

Airway Adjuncts

 

 

 

BLS
ALS

A nasopharyngeal airway is inserted

  • with the bevel facing the septum.
  • into the smaller nostril with the tip following the roof of the nose.
  • into the larger nostril with the tip pointing away from the septum.
  • with the bevel pointing downward if inserted into the left nare.

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Review

Airway Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Respiratory

Pathophysiology Review

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Devices

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Quiz 7

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Review

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Assessment

Overview

Scene Size Up

Primary Assessment

History Taking & Vital Signs

Secondary Assessment

Transport/Lifting and Moving

Reassessment

Medical Scenario 1

Medical Scenario 2

Medical Scenario 3

Trauma Scenario 1

Trauma Scenario 2

Trauma Scenario 3

Triage/MCI

Overview

Triage

JUMP-START Triage

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Triage Scenario 1

Triage Scenario 2

MCI Overview

MCI Scenario 1

MCI Scenario 2