EMS Care Chapter 14 | EMT Patient Assessment starts with an introduction to the topic and has presentations on various aspects of Scene size up and how to go about the primary and secondary assessment. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
Core Concepts covered :
Next, assess the breathing to ensure that it is present and is adequate.
Some of the questions to ask yourself are:
Based on your assessment, when the breaths are greater than 28 breaths per minute, less than 8 breaths per minute, or too shallow to facilitate adequate air exchange, provide positive pressure ventilation with an airway adjunct.
Also, look out for signs of increased respiratory effort that includes,
Respiratory distress is increased effort and rate of breathing, while respiratory failure occurs when the blood is inadequately oxygenated or when the ventilation is inadequate to meet the demands of the body.
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