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Pull the Trigger

Pull the Trigger

Jess Fulkerson

Decision Making in Airway Management

Airway management is a skill even the newest EMT needs to master. But even to the most seasoned EMS professionals, HOW to best accomplish airway management can be difficult. This class will discuss the DECISION MAKING needed in order to evaluate a patient and decide to employ aggressive techniques, vs. using more conservative skills.

It’s about patient evaluation, and applying your skills to those patients that need you the most. We could just intubate everybody…but is that really necessary?

Designed for First Responder, EMT, EMT-I, and Paramedics, this case-study presentation will provide and interactive environment where together we can explore when it’s best to “pull the trigger”.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define “difficult airways” and explore options for management.
  2. Understand critical facets of patient assessment, pertinent to airway maintenance
  3. Discuss assessment tools currently used by EMS and how to best employ them
  4. Explore the attitude and judgment necessary to be confident and competent

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Jess Fulkerson

Decision Making in Airway Management

Airway management is a skill even the newest EMT needs to master.  But even to the most seasoned EMS professionals, HOW to best accomplish airway management can be difficult.  This class will discuss the DECISION MAKING needed in order to evaluate a patient and decide to employ aggressive techniques, vs. using more conservative skills.

It’s about patient evaluation, and applying your skills to those patients that need you the most.  We could just intubate everybody…but is that really necessary?

Designed for First Responder, EMT, EMT-I, and Paramedics, this case-study presentation will provide and interactive environment where together we can explore when it’s best to “pull the trigger”.

Learner Objectives:

Define “difficult airways” and explore options for management

Understand critical facets of patient assessment, pertinent to airway maintenance

Discuss assessment tools currently used by EMS and how to best employ them

Explore the attitude and judgment necessary to be confident and competent

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