Continuing Professional Development: Establishing an emergency airway


OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will consider respiratory arrest in the pre-hospital setting and how the paramedic can establish an emergency airway. It will identify the common causes of respiratory arrest, as well as the key steps in performing a respiratory assessment. Details of the various airway management strategies are also outlined.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Provide a definition of respiratory arrest.Identify the common causes of respiratory arrest.Identify the key steps in performing a respiratory assessment.Outline how the paramedic can establish an emergency airway.

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