Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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EMSP 1240 - Advanced Airway and Respiratory Emergencies

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 2
Course Description: This course addresses the paramedic students ability to formulate and manage a comprehensive treatment plan for an airway or respiratory emergency encountered in the pre-hospital setting. Emphasis is placed upon advanced airway and respiratory emergencies, assessment, and interventions. Simulations will allow students to utilize didactic and practical assessment skills in simulated emergency scenarios. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current AHA BLS Provider certification; current state EMT certification; required immunizations; and current healthcare insurance; required immunizations.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1215  and EMSP 1220  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Airway Management
    • Anatomy
    • Assessment
    • Techniques of assuring a patent airway
  2. Respiration
  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Pathophysiology of respiratory system
  • Oxygenation
  • External and internal respiration
  • Assessment and management of adequate and inadequate respiration
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychosocial impact
  • Presentations, prognosis, and management of
    • Pleural effusion o Spontaneous pneumothorax
    • Obstructive/restrictive lung diseases
    • Pulmonary infections
    • Neoplasm
    • Pertussis
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Acute upper airway infections
  1. Artificial Ventilation
    • Assessment and management of adequate and inadequate ventilation
    • Artificial ventilation
    • Minute ventilation
    • Alveolar ventilation
    • Effect of artificial ventilation on cardiac output
  2. Pulmonary
    • Ventilation and respiration
    • Asthma
    • Pulmonary edema
    • Field impressions
    • Ventilation devices
    • Assessment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the causes and pathophysiology of respiratory arrest.
  2. develop, execute, and evaluate a treatment plan based on the field impression for the respiratory patient.
  3. discuss the physiology of ventilation and respiration.
  4. explain the primary objective of airway maintenance.
  5. identify various disease processes effecting the respiratory system.
  6. perform advanced airway management skills.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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