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Airway II
AIRWAY II
CLASS CODE: PARA 265 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Airway anatomy, physiology and management to include endotracheal intubation, combitube, PTL, EOA, EGTA tracheal suctioning, extubation, advanced airway techniques, needle cricothyrotomy, surgical cricothyrotomy, transtrachael jet ventilation, rapid sequence intubation, retrograde intubation, nasotrachael intubation, digital intubation, stoma management, advanced respiratory diseases and disorders with pharmacological management.
TAUGHT: Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1) establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient, 2) integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with respiratory problems.
REQUIREMENTS: Concurrent enrollment in Para 278. Paramedic majors only.
PREREQUISITES: Para 264
OTHER: 12 week class.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2004