EMS205 Airway Management and Ventilation

This course presents advanced airway assessment, airway management and ventilation skills for the paramedic, building on the basic foundation from EMT. Topics include airway anatomy, physiology of ventilation, advanced airway management, ventilation techniques, pulse oximetry, capnography, and pharmaceutical agents used in airway management. Upon completion the paramedic student will be able to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of assuring a patent airway, adequate ventilation, oxygen therapy and respiration for patients of all ages.

Prerequisites

EMS201, EMS203

Credit Hours: 
2.00
Catalog Code: 
EMS205