Airway Management-Whitewater EMS 4th Quarter 2020

In EMS, two of the major components that are of the utmost importance in our assessments is airway and breathing - the A and B of the ABCs. EMS has a number of tools that can be used to either monitor the patient's airway and respiratory drive, or to intervene and provide the patient with the means to recover from the illness or injury. These tools can be used diagnostically to get a better understanding of what underlying ailment is afflicting the patient and what we in EMS need to do to ensure the patient has the best chance for a positive outcome. 

Target Audience

This course is intended for those licensed at the EMR level through Paramedic. This course satisfies the requirements for the State of Wisconsin EMT Flexible Refresher Renewal.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  • understand how the respiratory system works
  • Signs and symptoms of hypoxia in patients
  • Understand what free radicals are and how they affect the body
  • Understand what hyperoxemia means
  • General overview of capnography
  • LifePak monitor review
  • Basic airway management
  • Nasal airways, advanced airway management
  • Combitube and I-gel insertion


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

FR- Airway Management 2.0 hours

EMT-Basic - Airway Management 2.0 hours

AEMT - Airway Management 2.0 hours

Paramedic - Airway Management 2.0 hours

(If the above categories are filled on the flexible refresher template, this course can also be utilized to fulfill flexible content).

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit


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