EMT respiration and artificial ventilation
EMS Care Chapter 12 | EMT respiration and artificial ventilation starts with an introduction to the topic and has presentations on various aspects of artificial ventilation ranging from Oxygen therapy, devices, handling pressure ventilation to special considerations. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
- Oxygen Therapy.
- Positive Pressure Ventilation.
- Artificial Ventilation Devices.
- Difference between Normal and Positive Pressure Ventilation.
- Special Considerations.
Core Concepts covered :
- Oxygen therapy in patients with the suspected acute coronary syndrome.
- Oxygenation of chest pain and stroke patients.
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An Excerpt from the course on Artificial ventilation
Improper ventilation rates can harm the patient:
- Too slow can cause hypoventilation and hypoxia.
- Too fast can cause hyperventilation and vasoconstriction.
- If possible, one rescuer should focus on ventilation while the other focuses on maintaining the airway and seal.
- Adults should be ventilated 10-12 times per minute.
- Children should be ventilated 12-20 times per minute.
Improper ventilation volume can also harm the patient:
- Too much pressure causes gastric distention.
- Too much volume can cause lung tissue trauma.
- Pressure should be slow and gentle.
- One hand or 2-3 fingers can be used to squeeze.
- Ventilations should be delivered over 1 second.
- Ventilate only until the chest begins to move — do not ventilate to full expansion.