Bls Airway (powerpoint) - 15 Mins - EMT-b

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  • 1. 
    The body has made changes from the normal in either respiratory rate, mechanism or both to meet its’ need for oxygen. May be mild or severe is __________________________.

  • 2. 
    Pick some Signs/Symptoms of Respiratory Distress:
    • A. 

      C/O difficulty breathing

    • B. 

      Appearance of increased work of breathing

    • C. 

      Tachypnea

    • D. 

      Accessory muscle use

    • E. 

      Abnormal breath sounds


  • 3. 
    Pick some Signs and Symptoms of Respiratory Failure:
    • A. 

      C/O difficulty breathing

    • B. 

      Appearance of increased work of breathing

    • C. 

      Accessory muscle use

    • D. 

      Abnormal breath sounds

    • E. 

      Bradypneic (slow respiratory rate)


  • 4. 
    _________________________ is the absence of respiration. This may be the end result of a condition which led to respiratory distress and failure, or the result of, some sudden event such as cardiac arrest, electrocution, toxic emergency, stroke or airway obstruction.

  • 5. 
    Pick some Signs and Symptoms of Respiratory Arrest:
    • A. 

      Absence of spontaneous breathing. No chest rise and fall.

    • B. 

      Inability to feel air movement from mouth or nose.

    • C. 

      Progressive color change caused by lack of oxygen.


  • 6. 
    Pick some Treatments to Respiratory Distress:
    • A. 

      Ensure that the airway is open

    • B. 

      Place patient in position of comfort

    • C. 

      Begin oxygen administration by the appropriate device

    • D. 

      Assist patient, with the administration of medications, prepare for transport.


  • 7. 
    Which are some Mechanisms and Devices to Open and Maintain an Open Airway?
    • A. 

      Foreign Body Obstruction of Airway Removal (Heimlich maneuver, chest thrust for pregnant patients, abdominal thrusts, and back blows for infants.

    • B. 

      Head-Tilt, Chin-Lift Maneuver, Modified Jaw Thrust

    • C. 

      Suction

    • D. 

      Airway Adjuncts (OPA, NPA)


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