Breathe easier: Devices that improve ventilation
By Kenneth Navarro
"During the early days of EMS development, three airway control and ventilation methods existed in the prehospital arena; head positioning with bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation, esophageal obturator airways (EOA), and endotracheal intubation. Early researchers demonstrated that even experienced EMTs and paramedics had difficulty providing effective ventilation when using head-positioning and the BVM."
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This course discusses the advantages of using advanced airways and the downside of these devices when used inappropriately or placed incorrectly. Also, learn signs and symptoms of inadequate breathing as well as the anatomy and physiology of the airway.