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Emergency MR

McGraw-Hill Emergency Medical Responder 2nd edition Ch.10

When may a finger sweep be used? on a responsive or unresponsive patients who have no gag reflex
Do not suction an adult for more than 15 seconds
Signs of a severe airway obstruction Absence of cough, speech, or breathing
The preferred method of use for a 6-year-old child found unresponsive with no suspected spinal injury is head tilt-chin lift maneuver
The preferred method of use to provide positive-pressure ventilation on an adult who has a tracheal stoma a pediatric pocket mask placed over stoma
The largest cartilage of the larynx is the thyroid cartilage, also called the Adam's apple
OPA oropharyngeal airway
The most common cause of upper-airway obstruction in an unresponsive patient Tongue
When providing rescue breathing for an infant or child, give one breath every 3 seconds, 20 breaths/min.
When providing rescue breathing for an adult give one breath every 5 to 6 seconds, 10 to 12 breaths/min.
Nasal septum A wall of tissue that separates the right and left nostrils.
Aspiration Breathing a foreign substance into the lungs
Patent Open
Airway adjuncts Devices used to help keep a patient's airway open
Glottis The space between the vocal cords
Diaphragm The primary muscle of respiration
Epiglottis A piece of cartilage that closes off the trachea during swallowing
Suctioning A procedure used to vacuum material from the patient's airway
Respiratory distress increased work of breathing
Wet sound that suggests that fluid is collecting in the patient's upper airway. Gurgling
Paradoxical chest movement is present when the chest wall moves in an opposite direction during breathing
Respiratory failure inadequate blood oxygenation and/or ventilation to meet the demands of body tissues
assisted breathing by forcing air into the patients lungs (Mouth-to-Mask ventilation, mouth-to-barrier ventilation, and bag-mask ventilation positive-pressure ventilation
Compliance the ability of the patient's lung tissue to distend with ventilation
The amount of air moved into or out of the lungs during a normal breath Tidal Volume
The amount of air moved in and out of the lungs in 1 minute Minute Volume
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