EMT-Basic/Airway

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Lesson 2.1: Airway

Objectives[edit]

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Name and label the major structures of the respiratory system on a diagram.
  2. List the signs of adequate breathing.
  3. List the signs of inadequate breathing.
  4. Describe the steps in performing the head-tilt chin-lift.
  5. Relate mechanism of injury to opening the airway.
  6. Describe the steps in performing the jaw thrust.
  7. State the importance of having a suction unit ready for immediate use when providing emergency care.
  8. Describe the techniques of suctioning.
  9. Describe how to artificially ventilate a patient with a pocket mask.
  10. Describe the steps of artificially ventilating a patient with a bag-valve-mask while using the jaw thrust.
  11. List the components of a bag-valve-mask system.
  12. Describe the steps of artificially ventilating a patient with a bag-valve-mask for one and two rescuers.
  13. Describe the signs of adequate artificial ventilation using the bag-valve-mask.
  14. Describe the signs of inadequate artificial ventilation using the bag-valve-mask.
  15. Describe the steps in artificially ventilating a patient with a flow-restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device.
  16. List the steps in performing the actions taken when providing mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-stoma artificial ventilation.
  17. Describe how to measure and insert an oropharyngeal airway.
  18. Describe how to measure and insert a nasopharyngeal airway.
  19. Define the components of an oxygen delivery system.
  20. Identify a nonrebreather face mask and state the oxygen flow requirements for its use.
  21. Describe the indications for using a nasal cannula versus a nonrebreather face mask.
  22. Identify a nasal cannula and state the oxygen flow requirements for its use.
  23. Explain the raitonale for BLS artificial ventilation and airway protective skills taking priority over most other BLS skills.
  24. Explain the rationale for providing adequate oxygenation through high inspired oxygen concentrations to patients who, in the past, may have received low concentrations.
  25. Demonstrate the head-tilt chin-lift.
  26. Demonstrate the jaw thrust.
  27. Demonstrate the techniques of suctioning.
  28. Demonstrate the steps in providing mouth-to-mouth with body substance isolation (barrier shields).
  29. Demonstrate the use of a pocket mask to artificially ventilate a patient.
  30. Demonstrate the assembly of a bag-valve-mask unit.
  31. Demonstrate artificial ventilation of a patient using a bag-valve-mask for one and two rescuers.
  32. Demonstrate the use of a bag-valve-mask using the jaw thrust technique.
  33. Demonstrate how to artificially ventilate a patient with a stoma.
  34. Demonstrate artificial ventilation of a patient with a flow-restricted, oxygen-powered ventilation device.
  35. Demonstrate how to insert an oropharyngeal airway.
  36. Demonstrate how to insert a nasopharyngeal airway.
  37. Demonstrate the correct assembly and operation of oxygen tanks and regulators.
  38. Demonstrate the use of a nonrebreather face mask.
  39. Demonstrate the use of a nasal cannula.
  40. Demonstrate how to artificially ventilate an infant or child patient.
  41. Demonstrate oxygen administration for an infant or child patient.